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#1928 of 3012 Re: Sway bar end links installation sable 2001 [jumpup1]
Sep 09, 2005 (1:39 am)
Pretty straightforward job. Soak the studs and nuts with a good penetrating oil for a while before attempting removal. Replace the second link if either of it's boot seals shows any damage. Do not use any lubricant unless the replacement links are aftermarket and have grease fittings, in which case they'll require greasing after installation. Here's how:
Stabilizer (Sway) Bar Links
Ford Taurus/Sable Repair Guide
1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
2. Remove the sway bar (stabilizer bar) link-to-sway bar nuts at each strut assembly by holding the link stud with an 8 mm box wrench while removing the retaining nut with an 18mm open end wrench. Discard the sway bar link nuts.
3. Remove the sway bar link-to-strut nuts and the links
4. Install the sway bar links to the sway bar and struts. Note the letters TOP LH and TOP RH on each link for correct positioning. Install new nuts. Hold each link stud with an 8 mm box wrench while installing the new retaining nut with an 18mm open end wrench. Tighten the nuts at the strut to 57-75 ft. lbs. (77-103 Nm) and the nuts at the sway bar to 35-46 (47-63 Nm).
Use care not to damage the boot seals on the sway bar links. Do not use power tools for removal or installation.
5. Lower the vehicle.
#1929 of 3012 Re: Sway bar end links installation sable 2001 [alcan]
Sep 09, 2005 (6:03 am)
Looks like there is not enough room to insert the new link between the sway bar and the top seat. Does the sway bar need to be twisted or loosened?
#1930 of 3012 1999 Ford Taurus power steering failure
Sep 09, 2005 (1:13 pm)
No power steering, fluid leaks into rack and pinion. My landlord said there was a recall can't find it anywhere.only has 35,000 miles.
#1931 of 3012 97 Mercury sable Shifting & Electrical problems
Sep 10, 2005 (11:55 pm)
I have a problem with my 97 mercury sable, it is an automatic, and it does funny things.The power steering, the windows, the winshield wipers, cut in and out. The blower motor sometimes works, and my car wont shift out of first gear. I have read about the transmission range sensor, and I know that this affects the power steering, the windows, and windshield wipers, but does it affect the blower motor and the gear shifting. Because if not could someone give me some advice on what could be the problem.
#1932 of 3012 Re: Sway bar end links installation sable 2001 [jumpup1]
Sep 11, 2005 (1:12 am)
#1933 of 3012 Re: Unwanted Acceleration [zslick]
Sep 12, 2005 (10:14 am)
Have 99 Sable with same problem. In fact, just for yuks, while cruising on level road (at various speeds), threw car into neutral. Tach went sky-high...revving to almost red-line.
I've gotten wierd looks from many mechanics when I mention this. Worn out brakes very rapidly.
Had 90 & 94 Taurus, each with over 150k miles...never a problem like this.
Did you ever find a solution?
#1934 of 3012 99 taurus pinging
Sep 12, 2005 (4:03 pm)
Hello, Have a 99 taurus that pings like crazy with any ocatane gas other than 92 or 93. With 92 or 93 it even will ping ever so slightly which if I understand it should not do at all. Its the basic vulcan 3.0 engine. My question is has anyone had this problem with a taurus and does anyone know what could be causing it. Is it a typical problem with these vehicles. I do know I have a transmission that needs to be rebuilt or replaced sometime in the near future. Would, for some odd reason, a bad transmission cause an engine to ping somehow? The 2 codes that came up in the transmission are torque converter and a sensor. Mechanic says though it should be rebuilt at this point. car has 105,000 miles. Spark plugs are new, wires are old but i was told they were still good. thanks
#1935 of 3012 Re: 99 taurus pinging [99taurus1]
Sep 13, 2005 (3:25 am)
If the trans problem is causing it to pull away in 2nd gear it will put additional load on the engine and could cause the pinging. Easy to check, start to accelerate from a stop and pull the shifter down to Low position. If yo feel the trans downshift, there's your problem. If ok, have the operation of the knock sensor verified.
#1936 of 3012 Re: gchernya1 [gchernya1]
Sep 13, 2005 (11:30 am)
Ha! That response brought tears to my eyes...I'm not sure if I'm laughing or crying. ..Hey, I have a starting problem with my 1996 Mercury Sable; can I discuss it with y'all or should I just shoot it? Problem description is every now and then (like today because I was in a hurry to get someone), I get in the COLD engine car and turn the key and she cranks real good but the motor simply does not start. Where do I begin looking for the bugaboo ??
#1937 of 3012 My 1996 Mercury Sable cranks but won't start
Sep 13, 2005 (11:42 am)
I just joined the forum and posted in the wrong place, as a response to a 1999 message. Now I see where to put a new message, so here it is:
My 1996 Mercury Sable "intermittedly" will not start, for no reason that is obvious to me anyway. I get in the COLD engine car and turn the key and it cranks real good but the motor simply does not start. Where do I begin looking for the bugaboo ?? I know I have some looseness in the ignition switch; could it be that? If I turn the key on but don't crank, I think I can hear the fuel pump coming on; all indications are that the battery is just fine...I have the service manual for the vehicle, but there are so many possibilities listed in the troubleshooting section that I really don't know where to start. If anyone has had a similar experience with the same model, I would appreciate hearing your stories so I can see if there is a solution in there somewhere. Oh yeah, I also checked the emergency fuel pump cutoff switch in the trunk, and the button was already depressed.