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We have a mercury sable year1989 that has been sitting for 2-3 years, i just replaced the battery/starter-solenoid, cleaned oil off of the starter, and when we hook up the the battery cables, it makes violent sparks, i noticed that if we fully connect the cables, the starter tries to turn over by itself and continues this until we unhook the cables, can you throw me some advice?

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Hit the starter a few times with a hammer get the dust out of the solenoid. and make sure theres nothing jumping across the main cable and the solenoid wire. You may have to take the starter off and replace or fix it.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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My 1993 mercury sable has been sitting an a garage for four years the battery was bad so I replaced.now when I go to start it it Wil clik one time but it won't turn over. Why won't it start?


Sounds like the starter is bad. The one click would be the solenoid on the starter engaging but the starter does not turn. If it does not click the next time you try to start, then that would indicate the solenoid is sticking. Also ensure that the cable to starter is good and the connections are tight. The starter will have 2 wires. 1 heavy wire that runs the starter itself and a lighter wire that runs the solenoid. The second wire seems good. Also ensure there is not an inline fuse in the starter cable. Some cable incorporate the inline fuse in case the wire shorts out to the chassis.

Jul 02, 2011 | 1993 Mercury Sable

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Bought a 1997 mercury sable today, guy said it needed a starter, charged dead battery and replaced starter. It fired right up, was driving it home it died, oil light, battery light, and check engine light...


Try checking the altenator. If the starter and battery were gimpy, the altenator may have a blown regulator too!. It sounds like there is a short in the system causing this problem. Most likely the altenator or component in the charging loop. WF

Sep 15, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Sable

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1999 Sable: Initially took a few cranks for the car to start. ...


while you state the battery is "strong" what kind of voltage are you getting to the starter solenoid

May 18, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Sable

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Won't start but lights and radio work. It did this 3 times before ( in about a 2 week span) but eventually started after sitting a few minutes. The lights don't seem to dim when I try to start it. I came...


try to put the transmission in neutral and start it, this will eliminate the problem from the neutral safety switch.
if the car still won't start then go to the starter with a test light
connect the test light to a good ground or negative post on battery
touch the light on the small wire on the starter and have some one try to start the engine
if the light lits then the starter is bad
if the light is not lit then the ignition switch

Mar 09, 2010 | 1996 Mercury Sable

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2003 MERCURY THE BATTERY HAS BEEN CHANGED BUT THE STARTER WILL NOT TURN OVER THE ENGINE YOU CAN HEAR THE STARTER RELAY CLOSE


Had the same exact problem on my 2000 Sable. Checked ignition switch. Good. Replaced battery. No change. Replace starter. No change. Starter solenoid engaging when ignition turned on. What it ended up being was an $8 positive wiring cable coming directly from the battery to the starter. Even though it checked good with an ohmmeter.(good continuity) Under load, it became an open circuit. Thus, the 12vdc could not transfer to the starter motor. Save yourself hundreds of dollars and time with an $8 dollar cable.

Mar 02, 2010 | 2003 Mercury Sable

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How to remove starter from 1993 mercury sable


Before removing the starter for repair or replacement, check the condition of all circuit wiring for damage. Inspect all connections to the starter motor, relay, ignition switch, and battery, including all ground connections. Clean and tighten all connections as seen fit.

Also keep in mind that the heavy gague input lead to the starter solenoid is hot at all times. Be careful to ensure the protective cap is installed over the terminal and replaced after service.
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Note: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveablilty symptoms may occur while the PCM relearns its adaptive strategy. It usually take about 10 miles of driving to relearn it, so take it easy.

2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.

3. Disengage the starter cable and the push-on connector from the starter solenoid.

4. Remove the upper and lower retaining bolts, then remove the starter motor from the vehicle.

5. Position the starter motor to the engine , then install the upper and lower retaining bolts finger tight.

6. Tighten the retaining bolts to 15-20 ft. pounds.

7. Engage the starter solenoid connector, making sure to push straight on until it locks into position, you will hear it click.

8. Install the starter calbe nut to the starter solenoid B terminal. Tighten the nut to 80-120 in. pounds, then install the red starter solenoid safety cap.

9. Lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.

Nov 22, 2009 | 1993 Mercury Sable

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Starter solenoid - how to replace


Section 03-06: Starting System 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Starter Motor Removal
  1. sth~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: WHEN SERVICING STARTER MOTOR (11002) OR PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE IN THE AREA OF THE STARTER MOTOR, NOTE THAT THE HEAVY GAUGE INPUT LEAD CONNECTED TO THE STARTER SOLENOID (11390) IS HOT AT ALL TIMES. MAKE SURE THE PROTECTIVE CAP IS INSTALLED OVER THE TERMINAL AND IS REPLACED AFTER SERVICE.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. sth~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: When disconnecting hardshell connector of the engine control sensor wiring (12A581) at S-terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off. Do not pull on wire. Be careful to pull straight off to prevent damage to the connector and S-terminal. If any part of the connection is damaged, replace the damaged components.
    Disconnect engine control sensor wiring and starter battery cable from starter solenoid.
  1. Remove upper and lower retaining bolts.
  1. Remove starter motor.

Apr 09, 2009 | 1995 Mercury Sable

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I need to change my starter on a 1991 mercury sable


Starter are one of the easier mechanical engine parts to change.

1) DISCONNECT THE BATTERY.
2) Disconnect the electrical cable running to the solenoid on the starter.
3) Remove the two bolts holding the starter in place.
4) Pull the starter out.

To install another starter, do the above steps in reverse order in reverse.

Apr 04, 2009 | 1991 Mercury Sable

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4th starter in 1 1/2 years on a 2002 sable


Ask the mech to dissassemble an old starter if it is not turned in for a core. If it is an oil leak are you using a lot of oil to keep it up to the full mark on dipstick. The copper windings in the starter may be soaked with oil, and the oil will attract road grime and dirt and be so clogged that the brushes cannot contack windings and clog up the whole works. Check to see if the valve cover gaskets are leaking down onto starter, they may have vibrated a little loose and just need tightened or replaced. Can really be the only thing that would go wrong with the starter, unless your battery is way to small or way to big. Check CCA, Cold cranking amps with the owners manual for replacement battery size.

Jan 06, 2009 | 2002 Mercury Sable

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