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My 2001 mercury sable has new altinater,battery, and spark plug but won't fire up.What could be the problem?

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Are you getting fuel pressure? You have an inertia switch in the trunk and it might need reset(push the red button down). It shuts off the electric fuel pump in case you have an accident or get bumped hard.Sometimes they just actuate for no known reason.
Also crankshaft position sensor could be dead. Have you run the engine codes? don-ohio (:^)

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

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SOURCE: 2001 Mercury sable bad idle

CHECK THE PCV VALVE HOSE THAT CONNECTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE THROTTLE BODY, THESE HOSES ARE KNOWN TO DETERIORATE AND ALLOW UNMETERED AIR TO ENTER THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER, WHEN THIS OCCURS THE OXYGEN SENSOR'S SIGNAL TELL THE PCM TO INCREASE THE PULSE WIDTH OF THE INJECTORS CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO ALMOST STALL.

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SOURCE: Need spark plug gap for 94 Mercury Sable 3.0L

Listed in the owner's manual and under the hood on a placard. Also the parts store where you buy the plugs can supply this info.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: firing order for 99 mercury sable 3.9 v6

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SOURCE: digram of firing order for spark plugs, for 1991 mercury sable

For the 1991 Mercury Sable 3.8L V6:

Firing Order:
1-4-2-5-3-6
Cylinders:
.....(back)....
|...1...2...3...|
...................
|...4...5...6...|
......(front)
Distributor:
....(back)
......6..(+)-screw
1..........3
4..........5
(+)...2
....(front)

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Mercury Sable and the front and back

Have you tried the dash panel dimmer switch

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or 2001 Mercury Sable 3.0 liter V-6 VIN "U"

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Digram of firing order for spark plugs, for 1991 mercury sable


For the 1991 Mercury Sable 3.8L V6:

Firing Order:
1-4-2-5-3-6
Cylinders:
.....(back)....
|...1...2...3...|
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Distributor:
....(back)
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Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

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Depends on the sound that it makes when you turn the key over.

Clicking noise...usually the starter

If it sounds like its going to start, but doesnt, most likely the battery.

If you have replaced the battery recently, then its the alternator.

Sometimes there can be oil build up over the spark plugs so it doesnt get the spark to start.

Hope you get it fixed!!

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