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PROBLEM WITH 1999 mercury sable runs hot, smoking and water coming from exhaust

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SOURCE: 2002 mercury sable heater wont get hot

you have a broken or stuck temp blend door in the heater case. or the servo motor is broken. this sits on top of the heater case

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: 1999 Mercury Sable cooling system

does it blow out white smoke?  If so it might be a head gasket issue.  I know mercury sables were infamous for head gaskets.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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My 2000 Sable starts blowing hot air about every 6 months. I mean like an oven. All I do is disconnect the battery negative terminal for about 5 minutes. After I re-connect the problem is solved. This solves many problems on this car, it just needs a re-boot. It must be powered by Microsoft (ha ha). Good luck. ps my auto headlamps never did work right either. Dave.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: can you bleed the water cooling system on 1999 mercury cougar

This is extremely important on some cars, for instance my BMW. 1. Have the car parked in a slight uphill slope. Make sure there is enough coolant in the expansion jar.
2. Start the engine and wait for the thermostat to open (upper radiator hose becomes warm).
3. Open up the radiator bleeding nipples slightly with a large screwdriver (bleeding nipples normally made of plastic with a '+* for a screwdriver to fit, at the highest points in the cooling circuit).
4. Allow air bubbles to fizzle out until you get a steady stream of coolant leaking out, use rags to capture leaking coolant.
5. Then close the bleeding nipples, switch off the engine and wait a few minutes for pressure to come down.
6. Open up the cap on the expansion vessel carefully and fill just below the "hot" marking.
7. Check levels again after a few miles and refill further if needed.


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SOURCE: power steering leak on passengers side of 1999 mercury sable.

If it "RED" in color, like p/s fluid, and coming from the BOOT, then its your p/s rack assembly.The unit has to be replaced and alignment reset. ..also check the HOSES they are prone to leak also...hope this helped..GL

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does it blow out white smoke?  If so it might be a head gasket issue.  I know mercury sables were infamous for head gaskets.

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1993 Mercury Sable, white smoke, overheating

Good Day,

White some indicated that coolant is burning off. It could just be a simple leak which is burning off of the hot motor. It could also be a bad head gasket(probably what you don't wanna hear), One indication that it is the head gasket is white smoke coming out of the exhaust, this happens as coolant gets into the oil and is burned off then exhausted out the back. Possible causes for the overheating include, low coolant, coolant leak, thermostat, water pump and or water pump belt, or head gasket.

If I were you I would drain and flush the radiator, then fill it with new coolant, and change the thermostat, provided you have no white smoke coming out the exhaust.

hope this helps for now

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