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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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My engine light is on and auto zone code says O2 sensor or catalytic converter.
If you have codes to the O2 sensors does not always mean you have bad catalytic converters. You describe different problems that can be the converters and even a transmission shift problems. I would recommend having a mechanic like one...
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jerking while driving
Hi there. This jerking can occur for a number of reasons. I would first start by checking to see if the check engine light is coming on. If it is then I would scan the computer for codes. Any codes...
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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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My car is turning off while I idle
Hello. If the car will not hold a charge then either the new alternator is not charging or there is another electrical issue. Most of the time this is caused by a bad connection at the alternator. As for the...
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It is dying when I make a right turn
How is your fuel level when this happens? If your tank is very low, all of the gas in the tank may be shifting to one side and starving the fuel pump for a moment. This is enough to cause...
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The anti-theft is always on in my 1999 Mercury Sable, can I turn it off?
The easiest way to disable the security to your vehicle is to remove both battery cables on the battery. Leave the cables off for about 12 minutes. Hook up both cables and make sure that they are tight. Take the...
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it idles high when started and dogs out when u press the accelerator. .
Hi there. Typically a high idle issue is caused by the idle control valve or a vacuum leak. When you apply pressure to the throttle and it bogs down, that tends to also be a vacuum issue. Some of the...
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My car idles high and bogs down when I hit the gas
Typically a high idle issue is caused by a bad idle control valve or a vacuum leak. When you apply pressure to the throttle and it bogs down, that tends to also be a vacuum issue. Some of the components...
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Will a bottle of Lucas transmission fluid fix my issue?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Although Lucas makes an exceptional transmission fluid stabilizer, you should try to find out why the transmission is damaged in the first place. If the fluid level was drained to the right level and...
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My engine sensor code said my catalytic convertor went out. Do I have replace all three or only one?
Hi there. There is only 1 catalytic converter that requires the O2 sensor to work with it. The other two are a catalytic converter to help with emissions and a resonating chamber to quieten the exhaust before the muffler. The...
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Overheats when heater is on, heater blows cold air.
Since you had cooling system work done recently, one possibility is the cooling system is air bound. If air is trapped within the cooling system and not properly bled from the system after a repair, the air can cause the...
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The car 166,000 miles on it, but still runs like a top...
Hello, thanks for writing in. the torque converter is the likely failure here. The torque converter drives the pressure pump for the transmission (which provides the hydraulic pressure for gear engagement, shifting, etc.). The torque converter splines are notoriously weak...
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Rusted brake line - 1999 Mercury Sable
Hey there. 3/16 inch diameter brake line tubing is used on virtually all cars and trucks made in the world. The more important issue is what type of end fittings you have and type of flare (bubble, inverted, etc.). That...
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vacuum hose
Hi there: In most cases, a vacuum leak causes simple performance issues, but it can cause serious engine damage if it's serious enough; which is why you shouldn't drive it anywhere until it's replaced. You should ask a friend to...
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Car stops accelerating and check engine light comes on momentarily while driving.
Hi there: It is very possible that the issues you're experiencing are cause by a faulty main relay issue on your 2003 Mercury Sable. However, it could be other issues ranging from your alternator to simple wiring or a...
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Heat inside car stays warm for minute then blows cold until I turn heat off for a minute and try again.
Hi there. The engine always at operating temperature leads me to believe, the thermostat is not the cause, for no heat inside the vehicle. There are several possibilities for no heat inside, the heater control valve is malfunctioning, the heater...

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