2002 Mercury Sable Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercury Sable

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2002 Mercury Sable Problems

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.

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.

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2002 Mercury Sable Questions

Why do I have almost no heat to defrost and warm interior (1 answer)

It has a bit of heat if it is set on lowest fan setting but really next to none. Checked fluid/antifreeze. It also does not seem to have normal fan strength compared to my other cars. If need to defrost and warm interior it would take an hour and not be much different

Sqeeks when Heather or air is on.stops when u turn them off (1 answer)

squeaking sound when I run the heater and the air conditioner (1 answer)

I cut either one off And the squeaking stops

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2002 Mercury Sable Recalls

Ford Recalls 2000-2004 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Brake Light Switch Issue

Ford has recalled certain 2000-2004 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for possible malfunctioning of the brake light switch, which may cause brake lights to stick on, or not come on at all. Also, the driver may not be able to shift out of "Park" and the battery could discharge. Dealers will replace the brake light switch and the wiring connector mounted to it.

Ford Recalls 2002-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Windshield Compliance

Ford has recalled certain 2002-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles because their windshields do not comply with safety standards. Due to improper mounting, the windshield may exhibit increased wind noise, water leakage, squeaks, and rattles and could experience a loss of retention, which would reduce occupant protection in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield.

Ford Recalls 2000-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable Models for Adjustable Pedal Spacing Issue

Ford has recalled certain 2000-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the adjustable accelerator and brake pedal assembly. The pedals are too close to each other, causing unintended pedal selection errors and possibly an accident. Dealers will check for appropriate spacing between pedals, and if it is found to be insufficient, they will adjust it to the correct specification.

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2002 Mercury Sable Reviews

II have a 2002 mercury and it keeps cutting off I change the wires and the plugs change the water pump got a new starter..changed the battery.Idk can someone please help me it keep cutting off now it's making some popping noise
The 2002 Mercury sable is a all around reliable car. However I did encounter a few problems. Recently I had to replace the alternator, the Power Steering pump leaks a little, I need to replace the Inner Tie Rods and possibly the outter ones, and after putting in fuel treatment/injector cleaner several times over the past 6 months, Im still getting poor gas mileage??
The Sable is probably the most troublesome car that I have ever owned. There have been multiple things that have broken and it's never something cheap. First, it was the fuel pump. Then, the alternator, the starter, the bearings, electrical problems, and now my transmission is starting to stick and has even fallen out of gear a couple times. By far, the worst car that I have ever owned.

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