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My car won't start we've replaced the alternator and fuel pump but still won't start I just want it fixed what could it be?
Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from...
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Car is missing
Hi There, An engine misfire can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like...
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When accelerating after a complete stop, turning corners, coming to a complete stop or randomly when Parked a very odd vibrating
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be suffering from several different issues. In this type of situation you want to start with the least complicated option, and work your way up. Start by making sure your tires...
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can you use an alternator from an 2004 mercury sable for 1999 mecury mystique
The two applications do not interchange in the catalog. Looking at the two in detail (using AC Delco's on-line catalog), the plugs are different, the plugs are in a different location on the unit and the output ratings are different....
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When i drive my car over 60 miles my car start shakig
Vibration at speed is usually due to dynamic imbalance of the wheel/tire assembly and/or a rim is bent. Even stronger vibration on braking can mean that the brake rotors are warped as well. Certain tire defects, particularly internal belt damage...
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My check engine light came on. Took it to Autozone and they came up with this code PO156. What is that
Hello, thank you for writing in. A P0156 troubleshooting code stands for an error with the oxygen sensor. There are multiple sensors, and this one is behind (further towards the rear) the catalytic converter. Several things may be happening. First,...
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My front passenger seatbelt wont release. I've allowed it to fully retract. I've taken off panels the belt is not twisted 1997 Mercury Sable
Hello. It sounds like the retractor itself is failing. This is common on this vehicle, especially as they get older. The mechanism wears out and the teeth inside of it no longer line up correctly and cause this. The unit...
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After driving like for 10 to 15 min my 1999 mercury Sable starts a high pitched whistling noise but only when my foot is off the g
It's probably an air or vacuum leak. When your foot is off the gas, at idle engine vacuum is higher which would draw in more air if there is a leak, perhaps enough to create such a noise. There's a...
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Car starts then sputters and dies. Last longer if I give it gas, slowly dies after.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue will need some further testing before we will know definitively. To begin, considering the symptoms, start by measuring your fuel pressure. If the pressure is weak, you want to replace the fuel...
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Can I use full synthetic oil in a 99 mercury Sable 3.0dohc
As you may know, there are a multitude of engine oils on the market all claiming to be the "best" and prolonging the life of your car's engine. One of the main questions you will be asked when changing your...
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Problem was misfire cylinder 5 - replaced plugs, wires, ignition coil, MAF, PCV, now I have code P0174 indicating vacuum leak.
P0174 can set if: there is an air leak after the mass air flow (MAF) sensor, such as a torn intake boot, or bad intake manifold gaskets; a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor; a faulty oxygen sensor, incorrect...
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VSS Location?
Hi there. If you are going to attempt to complete this repair, I would highly recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for your Mercury Sable. This guide will provide you with the location of the components you are replacing,...
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1 headlight glows as if half voltage. replaced bulb-no change. Ground checks out.
Check the terminal/wire harness to the bulb for corrosion and loose connections. If nothing obvious appears, this fault is diagnosed by voltage drop testing which will pinpoint the segment of the circuit that has abnormally high resistance, thus causing the...
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I have an engine code to replace the cylinder head temperature sensor. Do I also replace intake manifold gasket?
Hi Ebenezer. Thanks for writing in tonight to YourMechanic.com. I have forwarded your inquiry with our sales and service team to help streamline the process of receiving an accurate estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics replace the cylinder...
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I have 2004 Mercury Sable. It randomly stalls, after putting in gas, on hot days, will start after resting AC goes hot during buck
Hi Sandy. Thanks for all the information - it's very helpful to initially provide some technical advice. It appears as if you might have a few different things going on with your Mercury Sable. First, in regards to the engine...
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Hey I have a 97mrecury Sable transmission speed sensor what is this
The transmission speed sensor is used as an input to the computer and instrument cluster speedometer to operate the speedometer and proper transmission shifting. If one of these sensors were bad may turn on check engine light, cause erratic shifting...
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Will I have to take out the whole transmission or apart just to get to to that piece (transmission speed sensor
The output speed sensor is replaced from outside the transmission and is located on rear of transmission. No need to remove transmission.
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05 Sable won't start. Turns over but won't fire. Fuel filter replaced, fuel pressure normal, car only starts with starting fluid.
Fuel pressure may be good but the injectors should be checked for operation. At cold start, there is a temperature sensor that must be working properly to signal the PCM to enrich the mixture on cold start. Are there any...
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my 2005 mercury sable platinum addition LS has a knock in the eingen but it starts good
A clicking or ticking noise is often from the valve train and possible causes are component wear and/or inadequate lubrication due to low engine oil pressure. If you hear a knocking noise that is more typical of lower end faults...

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