2004 Mercury Sable Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercury Sable
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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 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.
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.
2004 Mercury Sable QuestionsWhy 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.
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...
keep loosing battle power , have been told it's the AC compressor, can I just by pass the AC
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.