2004 Mercury Sable Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercury Sable
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
2004 Mercury Sable ProblemsProblem 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.
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.
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.
2004 Mercury Sable Questionshow do I by pass the AC compressor with a different Serpentine Belt (1 answer)
keep loosing battle power , have been told it's the AC compressor, can I just by pass the AC
used vise grips to pull on cable,tried pushing on the hood while pulling on handle, don't care about grill if I need to rip it out
2004 Mercury Sable RecallsFord Recalls 2004 Taurus, Thunderbird, and Mercury Sable Models for Seat Weld Issue
Ford has recalled certain 2004 Taurus, Thunderbird, and Mercury Sable vehicles due to an inadequate weld on the front seats. In a collision, the seat may not perform as designed, which could result in injury. Dealers will replace the upper support assembly on the power seats.