1996 Mercury Sable Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercury Sable

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1996 Mercury Sable
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522
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759
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422
to $
709
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315
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565
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302
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194
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574

1996 Mercury Sable Problems

Engine Stalling and/or Hesitation on Acceleration due to Faulty Idle Air Bypass Valve

If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.

Camshaft Sensor Magnet may Damage Synchronizers

The magnet for the camshaft position sensor may fall out of its mount and damage the synchronizers. This causes long crank times when starting the engine and may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. If this happens, both the magnets and the synchronizers need to be replaced.

Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak

The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.

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1996 Mercury Sable Questions

we are replacing the rear brakes. How do you get the piston to compress? I bought a special tool to use to compress it but it just bent. (1 answer)

My check engine light has been on for about 9 months and the mechanic said it was a oxygen sensor.I'v'e done nothing to the car and the light is out now. Funny and lucky for me. Any Ideas? (1 answer)

I had a starter motor replaced and since occasionally the battery light would come on but even now that seems to have fixed itself. I have cleaned the battery posts but that didn't help the battery light from coming on and off once or twice a week. Sounds like a bad ground I know but both p...

Anybody interested in trading a Ford Falcon 63-65 for a 96 sable? Didn't think so. (1 answer)

So tired of boring cars. So many look like cookie cutter look alikes. HELP

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1996 Mercury Sable Recalls

Ford Recalls 1996 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles with Previously Replaced Fuel Tanks

Ford has recalled certain 1996 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles that have had a fuel tank replaced as part of Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 97-17-9. An 18-gallon tank was mistakenly installed instead of 16-gallon tank. The tank also has a second valve location where a shipping plug is installed, which could leak and possibly start a fire. Dealers will replace the tank with the correct unit.

Ford Recalls 1996 Models for Park Pawl Mechansim

Ford has recalled certain 1996 Taurus, Mercury Sable, and Lincoln Continental vehicles for a concern with the transmission park mechanism. In some vehicles, the park pawl is not rotating as necessary to enter the park gear. This could cause the vehicle to roll out of control. Dealers will inspect the park pawl shaft for rotation. Shafts with restricted rotation will have a shorter shaft installed that will not restrict rotation.

Ford Recalls 1996-1997 Models for Park Mechanism Concern

Ford has recalled certain 1996-1997 Taurus, Windstar, Mercury Sable, and Lincoln Continental vehicles for a concern with the park mechanism in the transmission. The park pawl mechanism may not engage even though the shifter indicates the vehicle is in "Park." This could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly and cause a crash or injury. Dealers will repair the parking pawl bracket in the transaxle.

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1996 Mercury Sable Reviews

I bought my 97 sable in 2000 and I love her and am having a hard time parting with her. She still runs but is on her last legs the only real issue I have was with the a/c it is very expensive to repair so I have been done without foir several years. It was a great car for teaching the kids to drive and I am looking for another. I will drive her till she no longer runs which will be very soon he...
got a 1996 gray as my first car, 126,000 miles and its still running like a champ for the year. i only have small issues [the brakes pull very slightly to the left over 55mph, it idles at 1-1/2 but thats to be expected of a 15yr old car, and the a/c needs recharging] every thing else is smooth as silk. id recommend mercurys to the grave. and yea it is a taurus and vice versa
why all american cars look the same?????

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