1998 Mercury Sable Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercury Sable

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1998 Mercury Sable
$
194
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365
1998 Mercury Sable
$
299
to $
412
1998 Mercury Sable
$
152
to $
209
1998 Mercury Sable
$
565
to $
833
1998 Mercury Sable
$
191
to $
282

1998 Mercury Sable Problems

Problem With Idle Air Bypass Valve May Cause Engine Performance Problems

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.

Popping, Squeaking, Noisy Sounds from Front Wheel Areas While Driving

Chafing of the jounce bumper against the strut rod and / or rubbing of the dust boot against the strut mount cup can cause popping, squeaking, and noisy sounds from front wheel areas while driving. Lubricate the jounce bumper (bump stop), strut rod, and boot with dielectric grease fix this concern.

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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1998 Mercury Sable Recalls

Ford Recalls 1998-1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Seat Belt Buckle Anchor Issue

Ford has recalled certain 1998-1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the front seat belt buckle attaching stud. On some vehicles, the attaching stud could develop cracks due to manufacturing issues. If cracked, the belt may become detached and not properly protect vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the seat belt buckle mounting bracket and stud assembly.

Ford Recalls Several 1997-1998 Vehicle Lines to Provide Proper Headlamp Aiming Instructions

Ford has recalled certain 1997-1998 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles and 1998 Contour, Mercury Mystique, Lincoln Navigator, and Town Car models to provide owners with proper instructions on how to aim their headlamps. If there is a need to adjust the headlamps, during headlamp replacement for example, there is a lack of proper documentation on how to properly perform the adjustment. Ford will mail vehicle owners a new owner guide containing revised aiming instructions.

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