20 Most Recent 1998 Mercury Sable Questions & Answers

Your car has an earlier style OBD2 connector. You have to have a scan-tool to retrieve and clear code/s stored in the ECM. Most, if not all, part stores carry inexpensive scan-tools. Check them out and reside if you want to invest in one. Your car may need some type of repair to make the light go out.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Dec 01, 2020

this may be a goofy question BUT do you mean flushed the radiator not the heater core. Heater core is on the firewall.
Check the hoses going into the heater core to be sure they are both hot after the car has reached running temp. This will let you know if you have a blocked heater core not radiator.
Just wondering?

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

to get suggestions you will have to give details on the engine , make model , efi or carburated , multi point or single point injection and what controls the EGR unit

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017

loose wire or maybe a one thats ben cut , shorting out something

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 07, 2017

Check the wiring connection behind the rear seat. Believe it runs up the left side. Check for power..

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Check voltage circuits. The ten amp fuses are for low beam. Turn on the headlamps, lo beam setting, use a test lite to check voltage on those two fuses. If no voltage may be problem with dimmer switch?

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 29, 2017

Repair the passenger door such that the warning light goes out. Either adjust the switch outward or adjust the door latch inward. If you cannot get the light go o out that way, you can disable the switch by disconnecting tbe cable, taping the connector, and tucking the wire back into tbe body.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Aug 11, 2017

When it won't start testing the electrical systems is the proper way to find a fix . Using a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter and power flow diagrams . Using voltage drop testing !
How to voltage drop test starter motor circuit
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Do you know what a wiring diagram is ? Free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size . Click on engine under system then under subsystem click on starting .Then click on the search button , then on the blue link . This is a wiring diagram of the starter electrical circuit. Do you know what ignition switch is ? the electrical part. , how about the starter relay , transmission range sensor ! There is one thing you can try , move gear selector to neutral an see if it starts then . If that does nothing ,check for B+ voltage going at the starter relay . Jumping pins 30 & 87 at the relay socket , where the relay plugs into . will cause the starter to engage an spin the engine . If you look on the bottom of the relay you will see four sets of numbers 30 & 87 - 30 should have B+ voltage , 87 goes to the S terminal on the starter solenoid . An 85 & 86 are the control side .86 at the relay socket comes from ignition switch through the trans range sensor to the starter relay coil ( electro magnet ) . Watch these videos too .
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1998 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 29, 2017

check and test fuel pump and relay

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 28, 2017

whichever pulley it is sliding off of is not straight. check the alignment of ALL the pulleys and make sure there is no play in them. They should all be solid with no wobble. My guess would be a bearing is bad allowing play in the pulley which lets the belt "walk" to the edge.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 06, 2016

Is it possible you have lost your power assist ?

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 16, 2015

Where is the knocking coming from?
If it is from the engine or motor, it should be a connecting rod or a main bearing failure.
To tell, get under the car with the motor running, and listen to the bottom of the engine pan.
If this is the problem, it ( the motor) should fail completely within a few miles or minutes, requiring a complete engine overhaul.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 12, 2015

Inside fuse box location 1 stop light, location 15 tail lights

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Sep 25, 2015

MOst of the time the speed sensor on the transmission is bad.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Aug 29, 2015

Hi Maribel:
Check this diagram...


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1998 Mercury... | Answered on Jun 22, 2015

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