2004 Mercury Sable Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercury Sable

2004 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.

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.

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2004 Mercury Sable Questions

Why is it saying to check charging system after I replaced my alternator? (1 answer)

Since I have replaced the alternator my battery light stays on and it says to check charging system. Auto zone checked alternator and said it is working properly.

Stalls at idle / idles low (400RPM) (1 answer)

Have had an issue with my car for a couple weeks now. The car idles low - around 400RPM, and then stalls out. Stalls out when putting it in gear.

MAF Sensor looks clean, have replaced the AC Compressor (since the pulley was shot and was about to throw the belt.) Replaced the belt along with it...

how 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

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2004 Mercury Sable Recalls

Ford 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.

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2004 Mercury Sable Reviews

I bought 2004 mercury sable LS premium 24v dohc in 2010 the car had 23700 miles now I have 69850 miles a year after purchase replace ignition coil in #1 cylinder other than that has been a good car.If i find another mercury sable LS v6 24-v dohc I will purchase it!!!
Finally selling this one, something is wrong with the A/C and its not a recharge, Needs a new timing belt, I'm at 93K Miles. Has been for the most part a reliable car since purchases brand new.
love the car

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