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2003 mountaineer not thing but problems

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Old 08-07-2009, 04:14 PM
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Default 2003 mountaineer not thing but problems

I have had nothing but problems with my M M. (M M = mercury mountaineer ). I joined this forum to leave out some steam. Does any one else feel like this. My new problem is my torque converter is low in fluid. Is there a way to full it, with out taking down the transmission? And what is the deal with no dipstick. If i had a dipstick I could have checked the level and maybe this would not have happened. He should be shot!!!! Over and over again. Can some help me plleeaassse!!!!! Drop me an E-mail [email protected]
 
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:22 AM
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I'm not sure why they built some of the 'Neer's w/o dipsticks. I've never seen but the complaints are many. If the converter is low then the trans is low. If you look there is probably a service bolt (like a 3/8 rachet plug bolt on the differential in a RWD car) for you to check and add fluid if it is a truely sealed unit. Now on a different note, who should be shot over and over again? The trans designer?
 
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:15 PM
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The design engineer! The drain plug was a good idea. I checked the fluid level using the level plug. The trans fluid poured out. From my understanding if the level is right you should only get a drop or two. But it poured out. This tell me that the fluid is not circulating. It's going into the tran but not back into the converter. Or not enough.
 
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:00 PM
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yup. time for a rebuild. could be a clogged filter, could be a bad pump. either way, stuff isn't being lubricated right and you'll probably have to replace that torque converter and clutch plates. filter and fluid are standard on a rebuild. Expect to pay at least a grand for the repair. depending on what's been burnt, it could be up to 2 grand.
 
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:24 AM
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If the 'Neer shifted and worked okay before this and you are familiar with large drivetrain parts, seperate it and change the converter before you spend a small fortune on a rebuild. Just don't forget to fill the converter before install. You might even consider a junkyard trans if $$$$ is an issue. Good luck. Mileage?
 
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