2004 Mountaineer Mercury Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Mercury Mountaineer Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2004 Mercury Mountaineer. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercury will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Is It Time For 2004 Mercury Mountaineer Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 2004 Mercury Mountaineer, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Mountaineer jolts, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2004 Mercury Mountaineer in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Mountaineer steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Mercury Mountaineer Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2004 Mercury Mountaineer’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 2004 Mercury Mountaineer shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Mercury Mountaineer shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2004 Mercury Mountaineer’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2004 Mountaineer Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mercury's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Mercury Mountaineer? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Mercury intended.
  • When should I have my Mercury Mountaineer power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Mountaineer’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Mercury service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.