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2001 mercury sable will not go in gear, transmission fluid is good did not slip or anything before this happen.

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    fluid smells burnt


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Check the brake lights and make sure they work if the boo (brake on off signal dosn't get to the GEM (generic electronic module) then it dosent send the signal to unlock the shifter

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Transmission problems are an issue with Sables. If you Google transmission and Mercury Sable you will come to quite a few complaints. There are actually a few posts on this website where folks are having issue too. Personally a cheap o-ring in my 1999 Sable went out resulting in a $1800 transmission repair bill. I literally gave the car away about three years ago. In almost 20 years of owning vehicles the two years I had the Sable was the most expensive and busiest in the way of repairs.

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SOURCE: 98 mercury sable transmission

Check your transmission fluid. You could be alittle low. Check it hot in Park while running.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Car wont move.

Could be that your linkage is broken and just looks like it is shifting or a bad tranny module or tranny but i would look at the linkage and see if it is hooked up to the tranny.

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Barring any vacuum leaks, P0401 is indicative of a bad EGR valve. Hope this answers your question. Best of luck.

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SOURCE: Can I replace the transmission fluid in a 2001

Of course you can, in any vehicule either automatic or manual, you can replace the transmission oil easily. The only thing to be sure is to have a new filter and gasket ready to replace the old ones if you have an automatic, and with a manual you usually just drain it and fill it back up since there is usually no filter or pan. And in any case, you need to know just how much oil has to go in it too so that you don't over fill and cause damage, or underfill and also cause damage. If you have no idea how much oil you need, just call up your local dealer, garage or parts store and by telling them what year and model car you have, they will be able to tell you just how much oil you need. Be sure to ask them also what TYPE of oil you need, as it's not the same oil in manual or automatic, and also even in an automatic, most fords need a special type oil, and there are also a few other models like some mitsubishis and BMW and Mercedes and the like which also sometimes need special oils.

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