Car will start when the engine is cold but not when heated.
I have a 2005 Mercury Sable LS, the car will start and run when the engine is cold, however, after the engine becomes heated and I turn the car off - it will not restart. I have to wait until the engine cools before it will start up again.
Also, if I try to restart the car it will start, however, after just a few seconds it dies.
I do intend to have the car repaired, I just do not want to be taken advantage of. If you have an idea of what the problem could be, I sure would appreciate the help. Thank you.
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It sounds like a bad starter drawing on the car and once the starter gets hot then the selonoid will not work and if you have a remote starter on the car remove the fuse and try that to see if there is a short in the remote starter
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It could be the door that should be shuting off the heater core area is not shuting.The door works with engine vaccuum.The vac. comes from the intake manifold. With your car being a few years old, the heat from the engine may have caused the vac. hose to dry out and crack or become disconnected. With the engine cold and off, look under the hood. A small size vaccuum hose should be connected to the intake manifold and run inside the cabin area. This is one thing you can check. I hope this helps you.
Yes, your sable has a thermostat, and it sounds like it needs to be replaced. Are u sure the temp gauge is broken? It may be that the thermostat is stuck open, which won't allow the engine to warm up, which in turn would show low engine temp. and result in no heat. Even the gas fumes could possibly be a result of the car running inefficiently due to running below operating temperature. So, replace the thermostat, and u may solve all your problems.