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#2108 of 3012 Changing "Third" Brake light in Sable Wagon--Do It Yourself?
Nov 26, 2005 (4:03 pm)
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!)
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 how to remove the assembly to change the lamp. Is this a do-it-yourself kind of thing? But how?? Thanks to anyone who could help...
#2109 of 3012 Re: 1993 merc sable cruise control problem
Nov 27, 2005 (8:32 am)
can anyone heip me. i have a 93 merc sable 3.0liter sedan.cruise control wont engage just stopped working.
was working sometimes but now nothing. replaced the fuse
but the old one was not bad. there is one hot wire on the 6 wire connector prong. is there a sensor somewhere? also can i remove the steering wheel with air bag if i disconnect the battery first?
#2110 of 3012 1997 taurus overheating
Nov 27, 2005 (7:04 am)
just replaced engine in 1997 taurus. car was registering hot. replaced the thermostat, saw the fans were not working, replaced the fan sencor, now they work but still registering hot. what to do next
#2111 of 3012 Re: Brrrrrrr..COLD [grun]
Nov 28, 2005 (11:14 am)
same problem here wife says no heat most days but some times it will heat up then fade to cold. never had any problems until this. I think it is probably a vacum line or switch but would like to know if you ever got this figured out. I have a 97 gl wagon over 270K one fuel pump brakes every year new cam pos ,oxy,timing sensors its been good for the most part
#2112 of 3012 Re: 1997 taurus overheating [granny2]
Nov 29, 2005 (9:44 pm)
How is the flow through your radiator?
#2113 of 3012 Re: 2003 mercury sable heating [acadiarush]
Nov 30, 2005 (6:05 am)
We found out it is the fan motor than needs to be replaced. The part costs approximately $200 then we will have to pay for the labor. It's bad for us cause the car is fairly new.
#2114 of 3012 95 taurus tranny buckles on acceleration
Nov 30, 2005 (7:26 am)
I have a 95 Taurus that is giving me tranny problems. The problems started about 2-3 years ago. Originally, there were two distinct symptoms: first, on medium to heavy acceleration (especially on inclines) the car would squeal and not go anywhere. You would have to back off the gas to allow (the tranny) to grab and then keep playing with it until you picked up some speed. Second: the car would buck / shudder on first acceleration, being the worst when cold (either car or weather). A couple of fluid//filter changes and a complete flush helped for a while. On the final trans fluid/filter changes I noticed a large (about 1.5" x 1/2"), curved piece of metal in the pan - not good, I thought; however, since I lost that piece, the first problem is gone. The second problem persists; however. What is strange to me is that I always though that tranny slippage gets worst as the fluid temp heats up; my problem happens when it's cold. Also, I have no problems when cruising on the highway, even under hard acceleration. I would appreciate any help or advise. Thanks. Nick
#2115 of 3012 Re: 2001 Mercury Sable [steve12887]
Nov 30, 2005 (6:03 pm)
I own a 2001 Mercury Sable and have the same problem. The lights stay on all the time when I use the auto-mode lights. Recently, they have been flashing off for a second and then back on. I believe it is the sensor but have not had it checked.
#2116 of 3012 Cold weather related misfire/O2 sensor issue.
Dec 01, 2005 (7:06 am)
I have a 2001 Sable, with a weird problem, when the outside temperature falls below 55 deg. aprox. and I start the engine in the morning, the engine misses badly, the check engine light is turned on. After I drive it for a while and the engine warms up it runs smooth again, I already tuned it up and changed the coils module to try to deal with a misfire code, nevertheless I still have the problem.
I got the following codes from the computer:
P0136 O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0156 O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
P0171 System too Lean (Bank 1)
P0174 System too Lean (Bank 2)
P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
P0302 Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected
P0305 Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected
P0306 Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected
P1131 HO2S 11 Indicates Lean (Ford)
P1151 Lack Of HO2S-21 Switch Indicates Lean (Ford)
Since I already checked all the ignition components, my question is: Is it possible that a defective oxygen sensor could trigger a misfire code? In that case if I replace both oxygen sensors for bank 1 and 2, Would the problem in my car be solved?
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
#2117 of 3012 Re: 2001 Mercury Sable [jhuber]
Dec 01, 2005 (7:21 am)
where is this sensor located on the car? any information you can give me would be great.