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I have a 2006 hybrid Mercury Mariner. I drove forward-o.k.,

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I have a 2006 hybrid Mercury Mariner. I drove forward-o.k., I put in in reverse and within a few feet, I hear a loud noise around the right rear tire (like I backed into a something hard). A neighbor came out and drove it a forward without a problem. Later I got in the car to come home, I started to back up and it made the very same noise, I live nearby so I drove home and parked it. Do you have an idea?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I normally log in after 3 pm central. Please make sure to let me know exactly what is needed from me so I can provide EXCELLENT 5 STAR service.

While backing up and this noise occurred from the RR wheel area did you also get a hesitation like the vehicle did not want to move? If so then there is likely a brake issue with the caliper, pads, mounting bracket or parking brake shoes.

Could you also feel this occur? If so then the brakes are still possible to blame but also a faulty suspension joint or bushing can be to blame.

There are some TSBs for noise concerns:

  • Rear shock noise from upper mount hole to small.
  • Rear parking brake noise from rust forming inside the brake rotor.
  • Front shock noise from the dust boot binding.
  • Front stabilizer noise from end link failure.


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Thanks Chris

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris