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2001 mercury sable keeps loosing its charge while driving but there is no trouble light

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  • anarvaez Oct 10, 2008

    mine is a 1992 the 3.8ltr and i've replaced a bad alternator and bad battery and now it won't charge. day driving is fine but night time i go for about 1 to 2 miles and it dies

  • alfie1828 Nov 24, 2008

    My daughter drives a 2003 Mercury Sable and keeps losing power. The battery tests ok, she has had at a mechanic twice and they can't find anything wrong. It will just die, no power, lights, anything, while she is driving, or it won't start, no lights, no power locks, nothing will work. If she keeps trying it wil eventually start.


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Alternator or connection from the alternator to the battery. easy fix. email me with more info or questions at

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2001 Mercury Sable - already asked but this is in better detail???

Not plugs. Go to AutoZone, Advance, or Oreilys autoparts for a FREE scan. Bring pen and paper and write down trouble Code that their scanner shows. Clerk should be able to tell you, but you want the Code so your can price repair.
Once you get Codes you can call and price work. A few can be done without much effort. Unfortunately the ABS may be a victim of heavy braking. The ABS can be checked with a better scanner(Not all are equal).
Try tightening the gascap, although each time you added fuel additives you did that, know that one Code may be related to a loose cap.
Think back about your gas purchase. The cheapest is E85. If you put this in your car, it is not made for it. If this is what happened, then it will give a Mechanic a better idea of everything broken.

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Your alternator is not properly charging. This could be from a variety of reasons including a loose belt, so get it checked out soon. Hope this helps.

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Ensure the safety of the Battery charger first , and let me know pleas .

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