I have a beautiful 2009 Mercury Mariner. Got her used at 147k miles and she's now at 154k and i'm really hoping to have her for awhile. I've just run into a few problems.
I found out recently my mariner has an oil leak coming from the oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket. I've done my research and obviously its a pretty expensive repair. I was gonna just have my shop replace the oil pan gasket first, then save some money to come back and get the timing cover gasket replaced considering that is the more expensive repair of the two. I guess my question also is, is my 09 mariner worth it?
I recently got my ball joints replaced which I do notice a difference in driving. I actually went into the shop hoping to get the whole control arm replaced along with the ball joints but both mechanics I went to told me they couldn't get the control arm off, because it was sealed in pretty good so they just replaced the ball joints. Should I be worried the control arm won't come off?
Does anybody else have a mariner running beautifully? Please comment, I would love to hear from other escape/mariner drivers.