The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 1 different trusted brands of Ignition Starter Switch products for the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer. I went home and researched that this is a recurring problem with this type of vehicle. I will never buy another Ford product again. Can a reset of the computer fix this? I pulled off to a gas station parking lot.
If so proceed to step 4. Jan 23, 2011 The one click might indicate a bad starter. I tried to put the fire out with two extinguishers and help from fellow bystanders. I proceeded to pull over and got my family out the car before the electrical was completely fried. Has anyone had this problem? If you haven't already, check the starter solonoid.
I know this was a factory problem because I didn't do any work in those areas. We also cover the Ford Ranger, Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar. Use of the Mercury Mountaineer wiring diagram is at your own risk. There is a clicking sound in the fuse box under the hood and at the starter. The solenoid is mounted to the starter, and to replace the solenoid, you have to remove the starter anyway, so just do both. The area that the fire had originated from was the fuse box. They did a look through and determined the fire started at the fuse box.
You could also stop by your local store and get advice from our trustworthy staff if you need help finding a starter for your specific make and model. My advice would be to pass on that vehicle, or at least have it looked at before considering purchasing it. You can have codes read at Auto Zone, Pep Boys, O'Reilly's, etc. Which relays should I replace and what else may be the problem? Clean the posts and the lugs - then reconnect. The blaze under the hood had to be put out by the fire department. Then tap lightly on the starter with a hammer or something with a little weight while your holding the key over in the start position the starter may catch.
The radio works along with everything else like normal. Mechanic said a year ago when this happened he didn't recall hearing the fuel pump kick on. Check all battery wiring, don't forget to check the ground, I have seen loose but still connected ground wires cause all kinds of problems. The vehicle parked in front of the contact's vehicle was also destroyed. I received a police and fire report. I'm now out the 6500 I used to purchase it.
Won't start, engine turns over, battery is good and not the problem. . Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Stop spending countless hours trying to figure out which remote start wires go to which 2000 Mercury Mountaineer electrical module or automotive harness. Tryed to turn back on and nothing but a click sound. We have 34 reviews on our Ignition Starter Switch products for the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer from previous customers.
This is a terrible car. If the starter has been replaced recently, there is a good chance a wire got damaged, I have seen partially broken cables cause this sort of issue as well. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. By making a good attempt to narrow down where and what may be causing the problem you save those trying to help many steps in diagnosing the problem. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and shut off for approximately forty-five minutes when the vehicle caught on fire.
I noticed black coming through the vents. Also bring a can of spray starting fluid and a basic tool set screw drivers and a metric socket set, pliers, vice grips, hammer. Posted on Jul 15, 2009 I cant solve this problem but my cousin is having the same exact problem. This is only a test, not a definate solution. If not go to step 7.