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1997 Mercury Sable 6 cylinder 89,000 miles. Let me start by saying Check Engine light is NOT on. replaced alternator last summer. Maintained by same mechanic for years. I took car to my friends shop to get the annual NYS inspection and it could not be passed because computer read "sensors not ready". not clear which sensors.. computer isn't telling us. Car had been sitting for about 6 weeks, driven twice ... Read More
I have a 1997 Mercury Sable and I noticed when applying the brakes it is very hard to turn the wheel to the right at the same time. My husband changed the bearing assembly and pad on this wheel about a month ago, but I just noticed this. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thx
Sounds like a door light switch switch, same thing happened to my 1997 Ford Ranger and 1997 Mercury Sable, except the Ranger turned it off after twenty minutes & the Sable I had to pull the fuse. This depends on where that switch is, but you may be able to fix this if the switch is in latching mechanism in the door by spraying inside the door latches with WD40 and ... Read More
Coil packs on that year well affect two spark plugs like 1 & 5 unlees 24 OHC then seprate coils. There are test with an Ohmmeter to cofirm a bad coil pack.(Coil Packs for a OHV(letter U are $100+) It could be you put NGK plugs which are awful use motorcraft double plat., or you cracked a plug installing the new ones. I've done this before. Plugged fuel injectors on my ... Read More
I own a 1997 Mercury Sable 3.0 OHV 115,000 miles. It has 2 weird issues I can't figure out???? The EGR is on at all times with an EGR circuit fault code. Before that it had a P0401 code, so I replaced the DPFE and cleared the code. it went away. This I checked the vaacum control valve it appears to function correctly. Also this car has misfire code P0301 (number ... Read More
I have a 97 sable with an electric/tranny problem. It runs fine in neutral and park but when you put it in gear or reverse the power steering, radio and power windows shut off. The radio clock still works but no sound and no power steering. But when i put it back to neutral or park i can operate the windows again along with the power steering?????? Any ideas ? Please ... Read More
Hi everyone, I own a 1997 Mercury Sable Vulcan V6. I've noticed lately that if I bring the car to a complete stop and then turn left as soon as I hit around 20-40Km/h I can hear a howling noise from the front end. If I tap the brakes the sound will dissapear for a small amount of time. Once my speed has gone past 40Km/h the sound goes away. Could ... Read More
what I read on another site is that there is a master control switch in your steering column, and it has a bunch of contacts in it, and they can get dirt on them, via the emergency flasher. You can squirt a little WD 40 down into the emergency flasher (on top of the steering column) and press in and out the button about 50 times. That may clear out any ... Read More
I have no parking lights, no tail lights. I do have brake lights, and reverse lights. I have checked all the fuses, and all the bulbs. I have installed a new headlight switch on the dash. Can any one help me with this?
Trying to replace my license plate bulbs due to an inspection rejection.....apparently missing a bulb socket also....any instructions available for accessing the two bulbs??
I've never changed the fuel filter in my 1997 Mercury Sable, but it's sure in need now. Where is it located and if I've never done it, is it something I could tackle or best left to a shop? I'm not terribly mechanically inclinded, though I'll try it if I think I can do it. I can't drive the vehicle to a place, as it really isn't getting power above 10 ... Read More
We have a 1997 Mercury Sable wagon, which we bought used, and it has been a GREAT car! Not one bit of trouble (we of course bought the extended warranty, which means nothing will go wrong with it during the warranty period!) :D My question: just noticed that one of the lamps in the "third" brake light on the tailgate is burned out. Can't find info in the owner's manual about ... Read More
Wow! Have you considered an exorcism? My 1996 sable, among other things, also has gone through periods of visibly psychotic sensors. But none of the things you mentioned happen; its a bunch of other symptoms. Perhpas they fixed the 1996 model problems by transferring them elsewhere in the 1997 model...
I know this is a simple question, but I cannot locate the radiator drain plug on my 1997 Mercury sable. Can anyone let me know where to look for this? I can't believe I can't find this. Thanks.
snowman: How many miles do you have on your vehicle? If you think the rotors are beign machined earlier then you expected, then consider a aftermarket. If this is the case, why replace the rotors with the same poor quality OEMs. Of course, you have to consider cost. kpier: Which motor is it? The Vulcan or Duratec? Also check here on Edmunds with regard to recalls and TSB's for 1997 Mercury ... Read More
I am considering buying a 97 Sable GS. 3.0 V6, all the usual power options. Is there any known bugs with this model year? I would appreciate any comments, including those pertaining to its reliability. I drive 2,000 miles per month. The car has 57,200 miles. Thank you.
Glad you loved your Sables. This is the second Taurus/Sable I've owned. 1. 1993 Mercury Sable GS = 2 head gasket jobs Cost = $2800 2. 1997 Ford Taurus = new transmission + other Cost = $4000 Luckily, the Sable's head gaskets went under a three month warranty I got with the car in 1999. Then, they went again a little under a year, so it was also covered under warranty. ... Read More