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Mercury Sable repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (3%)

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Mercury Sable suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (34%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 62 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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2003 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

73000 mi

US $680
left front coil spring broke as I was drivng down the street repair shop put on two new quick-strut assemblies (left and right)  

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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

109000 mi

US $650
Replaced right and left lower ball joints, left outer tie rod end, alignment 
117000 mi Recall for front coil springs. Both replaced. ****** NOTE***** Both rear coil springs also found to be broken- not covered under recall even though they are the same springs by the same manufacturer. Thousands of other complaints... 
118600 mi

US $600
Replaced 2 rear coil springs that were broken like the front but not covered under recall. Because of this problem it caused the strut mounts and 2 broken sway bar links to be replaced. 
134700 mi

US $630
Replace both sway bar links Replace both ball joints 
138000 mi

US $428
Replace both inner tie rod ends replace left front strut and strut mount 
81000 mi

US $30
Squeaky suspension. Asked mechanic to squirt grease with needle grease fitting into any rubber covers. Now silent. 
76000 mi

US $80
The Right Rear weight bearing Stabilizer bar snap in two. Due to age as I bought this car used back in January. Repaired the right and the left side to eliminate any future repairs.  
83000 mi Junk Yard Altenator put on. Car taken for inspection. THIEF tried to rip me off for extra work. Declined to have the work done in VA. Two weeks back in NY to have work done by my Father. 

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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

134000 mi

US $286
Sway Bar Links making clunking noise, replaced links on both front axles 
151000 mi

US $411
Mechanic suggested tie rods be replaced as well due to excessive play. 

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2000 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

76000 mi

US $980
Broken rear coil springs (both). Replaced springs and sway bar links (one broken). Also replaced both front outer tie-rods. Full alignment and oil change. 
120000 mi

US $324
Replaced worn left front wheel bearing. Mechanic discovered problem on a previous service visit and stated that it didn't need immediate attention, so I chose a convenient time to have it fixed. 
143000 mi

US $1000
Car developed front-end noise and a slight steering wander. Ball joints, front struts and front stabilizer end links were replaced to correct the problem. 
40000 mi all four springs on the car broke and could have killed me. One spring punctured the tire and destroyed the tire. 
116000 mi

US $1900
struts, brakes, springs, ball joints, tie rod ends,  
116000 mi

US $2000
complete suspension repairs, ball joints, tie rod ends, brakes, tires, AC. 
107300 mi

US $75
Power Steering Pump was leaking from shaft seal. Although a replacement seal is available, it was easier to just replace the entire pump assembly with a remanufactured one. 

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1997 Mercury Sable 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

93000 mi

US $50
Replaced power steering pump 

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Mercury Sable Suspension Problems

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