Last post on Jan 21, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#3388 of 3389 05 Sable Duratec Start
May 12, 2010 (4:03 pm)
Car has 34k miles and would start with some cranking and sometimes needed a 10 sec break and recrank.
I removed the Idle Air Valve and flushed with electric motor cleaner. Starts are ok now.
The valve had minor exhaust residue and the cleaner flushed out the area not visible.
Some earlier Sable models had a similar problem.
#3389 of 3389 2002 Mercury Sable Stalls Intermittently
Jan 21, 2011 (11:46 am)
I have a 2002 Mercury Sable that Stalls Intermittently. I read the computer code and the only one that comes up is P0191. I did have a problem with the gas cap where it would not seal properly. I finally got that fixed and the car has been running good until recently when it will start fine, run fine, then I will stop off at the store, come back out and once again it starts up fine then all of a sudden it sputters and dies. I try starting it a couple of times and it starts right up and runs fine again. The code referres to the fuel rail pressure sensor. Has anyone else run into this? So far I have not found any good answers to what is going on. I suppose it could be some kind of contamination due to the loose gas cap but that seems like a stretch.