2006 mercury mountaineer transmission issue.

Asked by Apr 13, 2019 at 10:24 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer which
will not reverse.  The drive works fine but
when you put in reverse it will not move.  It
only has about 80,000 miles and is in
reasonable shape.  Should I sell it or replace
the transmission?  

3 Answers


well transmission will probably cost you around 25-3500 in comparison to the loss of value with a non working trans and the car payments you will gain...seems like fixing the trans better idea


Really depends on the shape of the rest of the vehicle and how much you like it. If it has been a good vehicle, I would think about keeping it. A friend of mine has a Mountaineer with close to 200,000 miles on it. Get a few estimates to replace the transmission and decide.


First, check transmission fluid and see if it's low. If so, fill it properly and this might solve the problem. If the problem persists, it's mechanical; could be the reverse clutch or the control solenoid..... About selling; price the work needed on the transmission, if any, along with everything else that needs work and compare that to the value of the vehicle. If repairs don't exceed that value and the vehicle is in otherwise excellent shape, keeping a vehicle that you know might be better than rolling the dice on another.

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