How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dieseljunky2 Your Own Question

Dieseljunky2
Dieseljunky2, Ford Mechanic
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3943
Experience:  ASE Certified, Ford Certified, Cummins Certified, & 20+ years in field experience
Type Your Ford Question Here...
Dieseljunky2 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

1998 Mercury Mountaineer: turn signal lights..bulbs..stereo

Customer Question

1998 Mercury Mountaineer, turn signal lights are not working. The bulbs have been checked and are not the problem. Also, stereo system lights have gone out also. My main concern is the turn signal lights. One company told us $90.00 an hour to diagnose and they could not guarantee a diagnosis in one day. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? We like the Mountaineer. It is my husband's auto to work and back and misc. hauling. It is in excellent condition other than the problem stated above. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you!

S.Parker
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dieseljunky2 replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I would like a little more information about the problem. Do the brake lights work? Do the emergency flashers work? Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Brake lights work, but flashers do not. Thanks for any help you can give us.
Expert:  Dieseljunky2 replied 4 years ago.
Ok, lets start by checking fuses 10 and 21 in the fuse box inside the car (not the one under the hood). If they are both good, then I would like for you to try something. Turn the emergency flashers off and on about 30 times as fast as you can. Push the button down hard and let it snap back up. These switches are known for getting gummed up and causing the signals and flashers to stop working. Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Still working on this problem...But I tried turning flashers on and off for more than 30 times. With the steering wheel in the upper most position-flashers work now. But turn signals do not. Could this be the multi-function switch?

Thanks for your input

 

Expert:  Dieseljunky2 replied 3 years ago.

Yes, if the switch flipping got the flashers to work, then chances are that the multifunction switch has failed. Here are the instructions. If the pictures do not load, I will send them right after. Thanks


  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable





















  1. Remove the ignition
    switch lock cylinder
    .







(1)Insert the ignition key into the ignition
switch lock cylinder
and turn to RUN position.
(2)Push the ignition
switch lock cylinder
release tab with a punch while pulling out the ignition
switch lock cylinder.





















  1. If equipped. twist the tilt wheel handle and shank counterclockwise and
    remove.





















  1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.







(1)Remove the screws.
(2)Remove the upper and lower steering column
shrouds.





















  1. Remove the multi-function switch.










(1)Remove the screws.
(2)Disconnect the electrical connectors.
(3)Remove the multi-function switch.
Dieseljunky2, Ford Mechanic
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3943
Experience: ASE Certified, Ford Certified, Cummins Certified, & 20+ years in field experience
Dieseljunky2 and 2 other Ford Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dieseljunky2 replied 3 years ago.
graphicgraphicgraphicgraphic
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you! Going to try replacing multi-function switch. Again Thanks.
Expert:  Dieseljunky2 replied 3 years ago.
No Problem. Thanks

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
< Last | Next >
  • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
  • Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me. Molly USA
  • I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service. Jason V. Kirkland, WA
  • I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there. BR New Jersey
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    20942
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    20942
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka- Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka- Moose)

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    22382
    16 years experience with Ford.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JM/jmcdo28/2012-2-23_01655_resized.64x64.jpg John Mc's Avatar

    John Mc

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5493
    19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/wmarti7/2009-4-18_04332_Avatar.jpg Chuck's Avatar

    Chuck

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1684
    33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1518
    12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/baddad1/2014-4-1_23659_avatar.64x64.jpg Mike V.'s Avatar

    Mike V.

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    789
    25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lostrider/2009-9-26_23144_php4VNWAA_c1PM1.jpg lostrider's Avatar

    lostrider

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2940
    ASE Master Technician, Ford Senior Master Technician,Diesel certified, ASE Master, 22 yrs FORD exp.