Mercury Sable Repair and Maintenance
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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 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.
Worn motor mounts can cause the motor to rise during acceleration, causing a clunking noise and possibly damaging the AC hoses. Damage to the AC hoses can cause a loss refrigerant resulting in no cold air from the AC. The motor mount will need to be replaced prior to repairing the damaged hose or the problem will continue.
Mercury Sable QuestionsStalls 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...
I have an extra Chevy 350 small block engine and was wondering if I could replace the Sable's engine with it. Or is it impossible?
it was cold before charge why is it hot now
Mercury Sable RecallsDriver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly
The second stage of air bag deployment may not deploy, resulting in the increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's front air bag module as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
Ford has recalled certain 1999-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles sold in cold weather states to inspect the coil springs. When corroded, coil springs may fracture, causing damage to tires and a possible loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install a special shield to alleviate the problem. Additional warranty coverage is also extended on the coil springs for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.
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.