2008 Mercury Sable Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercury Sable

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2008 Mercury Sable Problems

A/C Fan Speed Changing Constantly

The 2008-2009 Mercury Sable equipped with automatic temperature control may have a problem with frequent fan speed changes when using the heater or air conditioner. Normally, the fan speed changes only to maintain a selected temperature, but when the fan speed changes frequently and needlessly, there is an issue with the fan speed control unit. 

The fan speed control unit, sometimes erroneously called the blower motor resister, regulates the speed for the blower motor in order to maintain the temperature set by the driver. When it fails, the fan will run at random settings, and the climate control will be inaccurate.

Note: this does not affect the temperature of the air that comes from the vents, it affects the amount of air that comes from the vents. 

The repair is simple, and quick. The control unit is located behind the glove box in most models, and removal and installation takes only minutes.

Also note: this only applies to vehicles with single or dual automatic climate control.

Transmission (Red) or Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (Brown) Fluid Leaks at Axle Area

A leaking axle shaft seal and / or PTU cover seal can cause transmission (red) or Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (brown) fluid leaks at the axle area. The axle shaft seal and / or PTU cover seal may be leaking and should be replaced as required.

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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2008 Mercury Sable Questions

car has 82000 miles charged air & now blows hot it was cold ? (2 answers)

it was cold before charge why is it hot now

169,000 miles, would it be beneficial to buy extended warranty? (1 answer)

Engine,automatic transmission, seals,gasket, drive axle,

Why is there a loud clicking noise in my dash for first few minutes my car on (2 answers)

There is a loud noise in my dash when i first take off in my car and only lasts about 4 minutes then its gone, what is it.

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2008 Mercury Sable Recalls

Driver'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.

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2008 Mercury Sable Reviews

Rated
based on 4 customer reviews
i have a 2008 sable it just started jumping in first gear only when i pull off from da light it the transmission or a o2 senor
Why would a Torque Converter fail when the car had less than 83,000 mils
One of the best cars I have ever owned. 180000 miles and other than brake pad being replaced never had to touch a thing. Luxury ride and great interior. I cannot say enough about this cars quality.

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