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1997 mercury sable dies when put in gear

First symptom was blinking o/d light driving home one night. seemed to be shifting fine. Next day started up normally, but when put in gear dies immediately. Idles fine in park/neutral. Sometimes stays running in gear, idle a little low. noticed idle pick up when I shut off o/d switch on shifter. When it stays running, it seems to drive normally.

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Your transmission torque converter lock up clutch is not unlocking, that kills the engine and is the cause of the OD light flashing.

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got me racking my one ameoba brain cell this one,and i cant think of anything that i have had like this sort of problem,except once with an old petrol commer truck many years ago,and the problem here was the inlet maniifold was loose.Now as this is obviously an auto then when the engine "kicks " as its dropped into gear then something is causing it to cut out .Now i suggest you check manifold nuts are tight first.Then check all the wiring connectors onto the sensors on the engine ,pulling the rubber covers back and checking the wires are connected and none broken or and undue bending that could have broken the copper inside the insulation.Then check the actual connectors themselves ,ensuring they are not broken or burnt.If you cant find anything then call out your local mobile mechanic as he will no doubt have a plug in tester and when engine cuts out it should show a fault??But if it is one of these sensors then iam at a loose end as to what one would cause this sort of fault because when i was at college we were still taught how to white metal and scrape the big end and crank bearings.Not to walk around with white coats and plastic pervert gloves and all looking like bill gates type nerds who can only talk about gigas and OBDII also wouldnt dream of changing a clutch on a big truck on the side of the road with only a trolley jack and a couple of pieces of 4x4 and a chain.Let alone sort out the truck driver and give him a right hander for burning the clutch out in the first place.

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I have had the same problem several times with my 2000 ford F150 pickup truck. each time it has been one of the ignition coils. These cars have a separate coil for each cylinder and a coil failure is a common cause of teh symptoms you describe. Its a job any responsible service center can tackle

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: HOW DO YOU DISABLE THE SEAT BELT CHIME ON A 1997 MERCUTY SABLE WA

Q: Are you wearing your seat belt? Yes? No?

A: No.
Solution: Put on your seat belt!!!!!! Save a life!!!

A: Yes.
Soultion: There has to be a fuse either under the dash or under the hood that controlls the chime.
There is a switch in the seatbelt connecter that controlls the chime. It has either failed or the wireing that carried the signal to shut the chime off has been damaged.


Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Idles too fast in park, drive or neutral. Big fuel $ loss.

check your iac (idle air contol) It is located on the throttle body

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Mercury Sable LS

Probably need a fuel pump

Posted on May 27, 2009

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