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1992 Mercury Sable

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1992 Mercury Sable Problems

Engine -- Verified

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Worn motor mounts can cause the motor to rise during acceleration, causing a clunking noise and possibly damaging the AC hoses. Damage to the AC hoses can cause a loss refrigerant resulting in no cold air from the AC. The motor mount will need to be replaced prior to repairing the damaged hose or the problem will continue.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

While steering, if you hear a clunk or a rattle, or if you experience premature tire wear, this could indicate the inner tie rod ends are loose or worn and will require replacement.

1992 Mercury Sable Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 16, 1991

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Ford has recalled certain 1992 Taurus and Mercury Sable station wagons for an issue with the liftgate latch mechanism. In some cases, the secondary liftgate latch will not operate, which may cause the liftgate to open without operator action. If the liftgate opens without operator action, cargo or occupants may fall out. Dealers will replace the liftgate latch.

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Body, Interior & Misc., January 18, 1999

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Ford has recalled certain 1986-1995 Taurus and Mercury Sable models and 1988-1994 Lincoln Continental models in high corrosion, cold weather states because the rear subframe mount plate nuts may corrode and fail, causing the subframe to drop. If the subframe drops, loss of vehicle control and functionality can occur. Dealers will install subframe rear mount bolts, reinforcement plates, and plate nuts.

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Drive Train, April 23, 1997

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Ford has recalled certain 1991-1995 Taurus and Mercury Sable models equipped with the 3.8L V6 and 1991-1994 Continental models for an issue with the speed control cable. In cold weather states, the speed control cable could freeze. This could cause the accelerator cable to stick. To deter moisture and ice build-up, dealers will add a rubber boot to the speed control cable.

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Drive Train, May 15, 1992

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Ford has recalled certain 1990-1992 Taurus and Mercury Sable wagons to replace the self-latching assembly in the rear storage compartment. The potential exists for a child to accidentally lock him or herself inside the storage compartment or rear footwell area. This could lead to panic, air deprivation, or possible asphyxiation, as the compartment cannot be opened from the inside once locked. Dealers will replace the latch assembly with one that can only be locked with a key.

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Suspension & Steering, December 15, 1994

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Monroe has recalled certain 1990-1994 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles with Monroe aftermarket struts installed for a concern with the weld mounting on the sway bar bracket where it attaches to the strut tube. On some vehicles, this weld did not fuse properly, which can cause the sway bar to drop and possibly contact the tire, damaging it. Monroe dealers will replace the affected struts.

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1992 Mercury Sable Questions and Answers

SableOwner, 1992 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, Bismarck, ND

Is there a special tool for replacing the inner tie rods? If so, how much does one cost?

maximus, 1992 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, San Antonio, TX

my engine idles around 1000 rpm and when I go from park to drive or drive to park the transmission makes a loud engaging noise. Is the rpm set to high and if it is how do you make adjustments

cnstaples, 1992 Mercury Sable, 3.8L V6, Tucson, AZ

I live in Arizona and my car dies when it it too hot outside or when it has been driven too far.(too far is about 30 miles)Is this vapor lock? I think it will be a little pricey to fix.

Brent Pittman, 1992 Mercury Sable, 3.8L V6, Brownsburg, IN

Coolant is leaking into the engine because no coolant is found outside the engine but coolant needs to be added. What is the problem and how can it be repaired?

Sgreen523, 1992 Mercury Sable, 3.0L V6, San Antonio, TX

After a couple of minutes car dies after being started no problems on freeway just everywhere else.HELP ME!!!!

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1992 Mercury Sable Reviews

Good car, a few common problems to note:
1. Headlights are poor, and aftermarket ones are nearly impossible to find. This has caused me to hit three deer last year.
2. Transmission slippage will probably occur around 150,000. Some people have driven this car an additional 200,000 before the transmission breaks down.
3. Strut replacement is needed a little more often than normal
4. Rusting is an issue.

The factory engine is the best part about this car

Wife had this car for awhile. Great all around car.

I can not complain bought the car for 200 at 145k miles still going at 310K the winter salt has taken its toll full of rust. With minor repairs it keeps running every day.

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