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Your vehicle is equipped with the Duratec 24 valve double over head cam 3.0 liter V6. In the descriptions where you see 24V, that stand for 24 valve. The car has a 12 volt electrical system and not a 24 volt one. The Mercury Sable has 2 different engine options. One is a 3.0 liter V6 overhead valve (OHV) 12 valve and the other is 3.0 liter V6 double ...


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Obviously there's something going on somewhere (yah ... I'm the master of the obvious :o) It could be one of several things going on. You were on the right track to check the battery terminals on the battery and the problem may still be there. When you cleaned the terminals, did you also apply a liberal coat of grease (like bearing grease) or dielectric ...


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I am only going to answer the Sable question here. I am assuming the Sable does not crank at all when it is not working. As for the Sable, there could be a loose wire. To check this, find the starter relay. It should be in your fuse box. The pic below is a 2002 Ford Taurus, which I think is simply a re-skinned Sable. You will need to look at a wiring ...


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This past weekend, I tried to return a 3 month old battery to my local auto parts store. After charging for 2 days, it showed 11.9 volts. It should have been ~12.8 volts. It's factory rating is 440 CCA. Of course, at 11.9v it could not start the car. Do you know what they told me when they tested it? IT "PASSED". It tested at 11.9v (no load) and 170 CCA of ...


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Does it make a difference what area the air is focused on? I know some cars will force the AC on when you have the window selected. The A/C dries out the air, which makes it absorb moisture better and defog the window faster. Check with it pointed just at the footwell to see if it makes a difference. Otherwise, my best guess would be the sensor. Usually, ...


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It is possible that the battery has a defective connection internally - if all else above has been checked then replace the battery.


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There must be a expansion tank connected to a radiator. If it is full of cooling liquid, it will force the water through the cap. The reason for expansion tank is to have a space where expanded water runs and compresses an air in the tank. If the pressure is too high, the cap will release a pressure by letting the liquid out. Why the pressure can be too ...


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I'd check to make sure that the fan in front of the radiator is operational and not missing any fins or the shroud. And it would be best to install a thermostat, since your cooling system probably isn't pressurizing without one, which means it can absorb less heat. Do not check with your hand!


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First off you need to put your ignition switch back together. The starting circuit is fairly simple for this car. It consists of the ignition switch, digital range switch (Assuming ATX), starter relay, the PCM, the starter and some fuses/fusible links. Start at the relay (Relay 23 in the battery junction box) since it's the easiest part to check. Terminal ...


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If your car has a thief-deterrent (start inhibitor) or a remote starter, it may have been buggered up. Also, there are simpler methods to reset your check engine light. Most code readers will do this, and many cars have an onboard procedure that will blink the codes and then reset the light.


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The symptoms that you're describing sound like a poor ground connection for the starter motor. The starter draws way more power (i.e., current) than any other load. If you don't have a good solid connection it is likely that the motor won't be able to run, or won't develop enough torque to start the car. The battery posts are slightly tapered and the slight ...


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You only find 24volt vehicle systems in military vehicles/emergency vehicles. I don't think Mercury would release a vehicle that required 100% different electronics amongst it's line of vehicle. Whats the point? 24volt vehicles are that way to power on board equipment. I.E. Military Communications vehicle.


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Check is to see if the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve is working correctly. Do this by unplugging it while the engine is running. If it is good, the idle will drop (you should hear a definite difference). If it does nothing, you'll need to replace it. The IAC can be found on this image ... It's just above the throttle body:


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It is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for your idling issues without further information or knowledge of your Mercury Sable. However, a common cause for idling/stalling is a perished/broken/cracked/disconnected vacuum line that results in a vacuum leak. Vacuum lines are essential in maintaining engine idle. The fix would involve identifying any ...


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