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AC fan only works on high
This is a common problem when the A/C blower motor resistor goes out. This is an inexpensive part to replace and is found under the dash near the A/C blower motor. This resistor controls the speed of the blower fan....
I own a 2002 Mercury Sable, 4 door. What is the hose that is immeadiately to the right of the engine block and left of the battery
First, this vehicle comes with two possible 3.0 liter motors. By far the most common is the single overhead cam model. The dual overhead cam motor is referred to as a Duratec. From what I recall, and I have worked...
Check Engine Light does not come on even though there are trouble codes present
The pink/light green wire in ECM pin 2 on the connector will ground the wire internally to the ECM to turn on the Check Engine Light. You could test the wire with the key on and it should have battery...
Electrical problem
You should check the main fuse box, in the engine compartment, for one or more large fuses that may be blown. These will power the smaller fuses in the passenger compartment. Once you find the blown fuse, recheck the inside...
i have no power to windows locks wiper or gauges after trying to install cd player wires did touch
You have two fuse boxes. There is one located under the left side of the dash and one in the engine compartment. Check fuse #17 in the engine compartment fuse box by the radiator. Then check fuse box on the...
My car wants to kind of like jerk going up hills & taking off
This jerking can be coming from a couple of things. A low transmission fluid level from a leak can cause jerking as the fluid pressure inside the assembly cannot remain stable. The transmission fluid can come into contact with the...
Fuel pump
The two vehicles have different fuel tanks and different pumps. Unfortunately, this swap will not work. If you need help with a replacement fuel pump on your Mercury, a local expert from YourMechanic will be able to source the correct...
Warning code P0340
The camshaft sensor is a 3 wire sensor. Power and ground need to be checked and the signal wire can be scoped to see if a signal is present as the engine is running. Generally, the camshaft sensor itself is...
I own a 2000 mercury sable LS DOHC and yesterday I changed my cyclinder 3 coil and my car ran better then ever but I went to start
Hello. There are 2 likely sources of the white smoke - which is engine coolant getting into the exhaust system. The lower intake manifold gasket can leak coolant into the air intake and a blown headgasket - common on these...
Knocking sound in passenger side under dash
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2008 Mercury Sable. This sounds like it may be related to one of the AC vent doors. These can often times get hung up and create this kind of sound when they...
Is a Mercury Sable or Ford Taurus reliable?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. As with any car, they are reliable when you take care of them and keep them properly maintained. I would recommend having an expert from Your Mechanic perform a pre-purchasing inspection on any vehicle...
Vehicle shuts off intermittently at idle
The P0113 code relates to a problem with the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor. The computer is seeing a reading that is outside of its normal parameters and is causing the computer to set the code. This could also be...
Lost key won't start
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The key is programmed to disable the theft system and if you replace the ignition lock and key it will not disable the system unless you have the system reprogrammed to work with the...
Car moves when I don't accelerate
The cruise control is not the cause of the high idle. It is due to the throttle control actuator, or the idle control valve is stuck. You should not try and drive it until the problem is identified and fixed....
Squeaking/popping noise
You should not try and drive the vehicle to keep from doing further damage. If the vehicle is wobbling, then you may have a faulty bearing in the front hub, and/or the brakes have worn through the brake rotor....
Lights on dash suddenly started flashing while driving, accompanied by car surging & stalling
The vehicle may have a problem with the power relay in the central junction box that powers the ignition and computer on the car. The relays and connections to the junction box will need to be checked if the problem...
Car won't start
The charging system is not recharging the battery. This is why warning lights are on the dash and the vehicle loses power. It will jump start and run until the battery runs out of juice. The most common problem...
Car dies immediately I take my foot off the gas
Does your car stall when you take your foot off the gas, or does it idle too high? You state both. Either way the most common problems are: Idle control valve is stuck or is sticking Intake gaskets...
I have a problem with the idle of the
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on or near your intake manifold that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
I heard a clicking noise after pressing my right turn signal. The mini-fuse was blown for the blinker.
Hey there. The left and right turn signals are powered by the same fuse that keep blowing when you put the right turn signal on. When you are putting the right turn signal on, there is a short in the...

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