1999 Mercury Sable Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Mercury Sable
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1999 Mercury Sable ProblemsEngine Stalling and/or Hesitation on Acceleration due to Faulty Idle Air Bypass Valve
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.
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.
1999 Mercury Sable QuestionsHow can I fix the rod bearing in the engine? (1 answer)
My car makes a loud knocking noise only when I accelerate while driving.
Been having a leak and havent been able to find it with my antifreeze until it would cool down then it would drip then it finally just quit holding antifreeze but something happened and either antufreeze or oil and antufreeze just something happen cause whatever the watery rusty looking substance...
1999 Mercury Sable RecallsFord Recalls 1999-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Possible Coil Spring Fracture
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 1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles equipped with California emissions for replacement of an incorrect transmission cooler line. The cooler line could rub against the anti-lock brake system module support bracket, causing a possible fluid leak and fire hazard. Dealers will install the appropriate cooler line.