Within the ordinary lies the extraordinary. True indeed for Sable parts and vehicles. Beneath the conservative aura that it reflects is a raging power combined with top rated quality and performance. Various changes in style and driving dynamics are employed to provide optimum satisfaction to car users and enthusiasts who strive to have the vehicle type that can give them the performance and style they always wanted. For 2000, car parts making up the Sable exude an impressively muscular aura coupled with enhanced engines, smooth and responsive driving dynamics and fantastic speed that can set any cars on spin.
The Sable sedan is ideal for families and friends who love to go on trips and adventures. The spacious cargo can be used to stuff whatever equipment they may have. Buttons and controls are easily accessible with straightforward operation procedures so there is no need to try whatever other complex means because of its simplicity. Mercury Sable comes in GS and LS trims both with standard seats covered in leather for a totally relaxing position even in long extended drives, power driver's seats, split fold down seats for rear occupants, power adjustable pedals and the famous Vulcan V8.
For 2002, added safety features made the vehicle a stand-out together with its unbeatable five star front impact rating given by the strict federal government. Other functional enhancements were also done to further give the best both inside and out. Notable are higher tail and larger trunk, more powerful headlights that provides better visibility especially during nighttime and minimized noise due to the covering done on the windshield wipers.
For 2003, the total make-over done on various Mercury car parts made it one of the most impressive driving machines in the industry. Custom car parts were then widely available to further adorn the car's stand out features. Wagons are now available equipped with a 3.0-liter Vulcan V6, with an overhead-valve workhorse that can boost 155 horsepower. The interiors are still spacious, even if it is just a mid-size vehicle. The latest 2005 Sable comes with a modern style that features a stylish grille and front fascia. The unique tail lamps give it a refined, clean cut aura.
Going inside, the first to be noticed are redesigned leather seats, auto dimming rearview mirror, flip-fold center console and a Mach audio system. The auto dimming mirror is used to minimize the dangerous glare which can cause accidents especially when having drives at night. With electronic mirrors installed on a Sable, the headlight reflections automatically dims down without exerting any effort from the occupants.
Yesterday, I noticed a burning smell coming from under the hood of my Mercury Sable. Since then, I haven't tried driving it again without knowing what's causing it. This morning, I checked under the hood and found that oil has been leaking in the exhaust system. What is causing the problem?
You might have a leaking or missing engine oil pan gasket. The burning smell is due to the oil leak, which is accumulating in the exhaust system. When this happens, all you need to do is to replace the gasket with a new one. It is important to replace it immediately to avoid further problems. If you keep on driving your vehicle without this gasket in your engine oil pan, it may result in engine damage.
Winter time has just started in our area, and I've been having a difficulty starting the engine of my Mercury Sable. It wasn't like this before. My Sable has been starting and running perfectly during the hot season. Is the temperature causing this starting problem? What should I do?
The sudden dip of the temperature and change in weather might be contributing to your engine's poor performance. However, if you experience other symptoms like stalling when your car is idle or hesitation during acceleration, then you might also have a problem with your idle air bypass valve. This valve is responsible for helping the vehicle to idle steadily when the accelerator pedal is not pressed. When this part fails, it can cause problems in your engine. Replace the valve immediately to solve this.
Since last week, I've been experiencing longer crank times whenever I start the engine of my Sable. Last night, I also noticed that my Check Engine light turned on while I was driving. This was the first time I've experienced this, and I don't know what to do. What should I look for?
If you experience difficulty starting your vehicle, coupled with a Check Engine light sign, then most probably, there is a problem with the magnet in your camshaft position sensor. The magnet might have fallen out of its mount and damaged the synchronizers. When this happens, it is important that you replace not only the magnets but also the damaged synchronizers.
The Check Engine light of my vehicle has been on for over nine months now, and my mechanic said it is due to the oxygen sensor. He told me not to worry, so I didn't do anything to fix it. Luckily, the light is off now. I just cleaned the battery posts. Any idea what happened?
You've just fixed the problem by unhooking the battery cables, clearing the codes. You might want to have your charging system tested. Nevertheless, there might only be a problem with the sensor, and you just accidentally reset it. However, you might want to consider replacing your oxygen sensor to ensure that the problem will not recur. Keeping a bad oxygen sensor might cause other worse problems in your vehicle. It's better to replace it as soon as you can.
The Mercury Sable: The Ford Taurus’ Twin
As early as 1985, the Mercury Sable challenged the future of automobile design. Created by the Ford Motor Company as a rebadge of the Ford Taurus, its futuristic fascia made it win the label “the car that came from the moon.” From its dawn in the 80s', the Taurus-twin had been consistently reinventing its aesthetics until its production was permanently shut down in 2009. Nevertheless, the Sable set a benchmark that Mercury adapted to its lineup, and American automakers continuously use today.
1986-1991: Attractive headlights
As Ford wanted to keep on track with the best-selling mid-size cars, the Sable was developed. It set the trend in designing aerodynamic cars following the Mercury Cougar. The Sable’s flush aerodynamic composite headlights became Ford’s breakthrough sedan with smooth body and attractive lights. Over 300,000 Sable units were sold like hotcakes during its first year; its top-seller equipped with a 140 hp (104 kW) Vulcan V6 with a four-speed automatic transmission. It was also in this generation that two special editions of Sable as the “LS Monochrome Edition” and the “50th anniversary” of Mercury brand debuted.
1992-1995: Striking fascias
A revolutionary facelift made the Sable more saleable during its next generation. Consumers loved the modernized interiors and rear and front fascias of the sedan. An optional passenger-side airbag and antilock brakes were its assets until it became standard Stable equipment in 1993. Also, the Sable wagon was also made available for consumers in need of a larger cargo area. It bragged of a 2-way liftgate, a roof rack, a lockable under-floor compartment, and optional fold-out tables and third seat.
1996-1999: Matching dashboards
This gen proved the kinship of the Ford Taurus and the Mercury Sable by creating identical dashboards. Unfortunately, the oval-based styling of the Sable made it dip a little in terms of sales. Some critics did not take this design as an improvement rather a waste of space. A minor facelift including taillights’ color change somehow resurrected the Sable from the market.
2000-2005: Potent engines
A Sable with a more conventional styling and bigger headroom debuted in this generation. A softer stance of the Sable made it more appealing to its non-sporting consumers. A 3.0 Duratec V6 engine—with 40 more horsepower than its Vulcan counterpart—was used in the higher trim level Sable, making it in line with high-class Jaguar and Lincoln models. In 2005, however, the Sable was replaced with Mercury Montego followed by Milan in 2006.
2008-2009: Sable unstable
After years of hibernation, the production of Sable was revived in 2007 with the 2008 model. The new model was somehow a fusion and a step up of Montego and Milan. It also sported the 3.5 L cyclone engine adapted from the Ford Edge. The rebirth of the Sable up to its last model in 2009, however, was short-lived. Even its twin-Taurus—which followed suit in 2010—was discontinued after its 2010 model. In 2011, the Mercury brand itself had gone extinct. Its twin, however, is launching its 2013 model.