Question about 2002 Mercury Sable

Open Question

Have a 2000 Mercury Sable that wont start. Just replaced the engine with one out of a wrecked 01 sable. Have fuel and spark but no/low compression. Turns over just fine, just doesn't want to fire up. Should I swap the heads from the old engine to eliminate the timing chain, and valves? What else could it be?

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 290 Answers

SOURCE: need wiring diagram for radio on 96 mercury sable

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

  • 2984 Answers

SOURCE: 2000 mercury sable drive belt

For VIN 2 FLEX Fuel:

4488d47.jpg For VIN U and S....with A/C:


Posted on Apr 01, 2009

  • 11 Answers

SOURCE: mercury sable 2002 serpentine belt change

There are also two serpentine belt types for the 2002 sable. The S and U type engine. Take the old belt with you the the parts store. As for the diagram, I googled it under images and about a dozen correct ones came up. Remember the 2002 sable is the same as the 2002 Tarus.

Posted on May 02, 2009

  • 1114 Answers

SOURCE: got a code 1742 on my sons mercury sable

Okay this is a internal problem in the transmission you will need to remove side cover and oil pan of the transmission.This is a big job to do it safely you will need a hoist and engine cradel this a profesional job my advice to you unless you have done this before 2 or 3 times take it in for service this is a delicate job mistakes can resault in costly mancanical further repairs.Hope this helps,John

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

Testimonial: "seems like it should not be as hard as you say "

  • 17970 Answers

SOURCE: The under dash fuse box cover has been removed!I

I suggest check the 2001 Mercury Sable - Owners Manual (page 139 and next)...


Hope help with this (remember rated and comment this).

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

95 Mercury Sable 3.0 started rough one day next day wont start I have spark I have fuel in the rail

Do you have normal fuel pressure ?
Will it start on starting fluid sprayed into the throttle body ?

Mar 07, 2015 | 1995 Mercury Sable

1 Answer

Why wont my 1999 sable start?

If you sprayed something into the intake
I would assume you were checking for fuel

So is the fuel pump coming on?
Is the there fuel pressure at the rail on the motor?

You check for OBD Codes?
Look at any scan tool data?
Have injector Pulse or clicking?

Testing one spark plug is not a conclusive test of much
How was that test done?

You checked ALL Vehicle fuse?

Battery any good & was that tested?

Check cylinder leak down or compression at some point

Nov 21, 2014 | 1999 Mercury Sable

1 Answer

My 2000 sable turns over but wont start engine light on but pulls no codes

i have a 2000 mercury sable wont start. its getting gas, but not getting fire. i change the crank sensor an the coil pack but still no spark from the coil

Sep 15, 2012 | 2000 Mercury Sable

1 Answer

2000 Mercury Sable - sounds like its skipping or missing untill a certain speed then it levels out??????????????


Feb 04, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Sable

2 Answers

96 mercury turnsover but wont start. fuel pump ok.

Check for spark. If you have spark and fuel, check for compression. You can rent a comression gauge from many auto part stores. Make sure you ask them for the compression specs. A compression test will reveal if there is a physical issue with the engine.

Mar 06, 2010 | 1996 Mercury Sable

2 Answers

94 Mercury sable does not start. had the battery and starter checked. Fuel pump is engaging, and just changed the fuel filter. Any ideas?

if fuel is being delivered,look for an ignition problem (module,relay,distributor). you need 3 things to fire up an engine 1 compression 2 fuel 3 spark

Feb 10, 2010 | 1994 Mercury Sable

2 Answers

2ooo mercury sable turns over but will not start unless i spray in starter fluid

u are going to have to replace the electric fuel pump, the pump uis located inside the gas tank.

Aug 30, 2009 | 2000 Mercury Sable

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Mercury Sable Logo

Related Topics:

392 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercury Experts


Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5501 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Are you a Mercury Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides