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2002 Mercury Sable Repair Histories

23 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Mercury Sable. 5 of these members (21.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 19 repairs to 2002 Mercury Sables--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2002 Mercury Sable repairs by problem area

Chart based on 19 repairs.

2002 Mercury Sable repair cost distribution

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Mercury Sable

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Mercury Sable in Indiana, United States
Oct 2011 - Feb 2012
70000 mi US $309 Spent $311 having camshaft synchronizer replaced. There was a "chirp" under the hood and in the driver's side back end. Read this was a chronic problem in 2002 sable and was trying to be proactive. Also asked technician to check serpentine belt tensioner pulley as I read that could also be a problem w/that yr. The tech replaced camshaft synchronizer but not the belt or pulley stating the belt was like new. The "chirp" persisted. Returned to shop and they adjusted belts resulting in horrible noise in serpentine belt area. Service is 24 mos./24,000 mi. warranty. Returned to shop and tech replaced serpentine belt and belt tensioner pulley. Now "chirping" noise is persistent under the hood between first and second gear and shifts hard between first and second gear. 

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2002 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Feb 2014
148500 mi US $650 Misfire and rough idle. Replaced ignition coil pack, spark plug and wires. Replaced PCV hose. 
175000   Ignition coil pack failed again causing one of cylinders to miss when engine cold. Local mechanic replaced it two years ago apparently with cheap aftermarket one 
Mercury Sable in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2011
126000 mi US $315 I replaced the front calipers and rotors and pads. 
131700   Engine had misfire and replaced coil pack fixed it. 
132500   Idle too high. Replaced air idle bypass valve. Replaced all pvc parts for continued high idle. Repair is now sucessful. High egr pressure sensor detected. Replaced egr pressure sensor valve. Repair was successful. 
133000   replaced tube outlet hose due to coolant leak. Repair is succesfful. 
140000   The panic alarm would go off at random and door ajar light would stay on and dome lights would sometimes stay on. The frt pass door ajar switch was replaced and that fixed the problem. 

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2002 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in Ohio, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2013
84000 mi US $800 Replaced water pump and main gasket, as small leak was discovered that "long-term" may turn into big problem. 
87000   Replaced Struts and Shocks on both front and rear end. 
95700   Warning lights came on for brakes - no issue with brakes - replaced fuse/ chip. No longer a problem. 
98000   Brake lights on. Adjusted brake pads. 
100000   Same issue, brake light warning came on. 

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2002 Mercury Sable 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercury Sable in Alabama, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
176000 mi US $27 air condition blowing hot air. code 051. Checked all valves in the air system to make sure air tight. One was loose and another needed replacing to make sure air tight. Topped off freon and working great. Temp 59.4 

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