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Mercury Sable repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

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.

2009 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

30000 mi REPLACED UPPER FRONT STRUT MOUNTS AND STRUTS 
22000 mi Both front struts "Clunking" over small bumps. Replaced both strut assemblies. 
115500 mi

US $220
Right wheel bearing noisy. Replaced both front wheel bearings and stabilizer bar links while I was at it. 

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2008 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

80300 mi

US $50
Replaced worn lf and rf stabilizer bar end links. 
99300 mi

US $25
Rear stabilizer bar end links. 
115000 mi

US $300
Rear shocks. 
15576 mi Failed power steering, will not turn to the leftwithout considerable effort and power steering pump makes loud moaning noise. Entire system was replaced. 
21700 mi Both rear wheel bearings failed - warranty repair to replace both. One half day for repair. 
29000 mi

US $278
Left front strut Jouncer Bumper was cracked and was replaced. 
30000 mi Manufacturer defect in left front strut housing causes frequent wheel alignment issues. Car needed a wheel alignment. Car has had 9 wheel alignments in Also steering wheel was off center. Also damaging strut and causing premature wear. 
88000 mi

US $100
Replaced drivers front strut bearing and strut under extended warranty. Passenger side now does the same, need to go back to have it replaced as well. Both rear shocks need to be replaced too. Suspension makes creaking noise when cold upon acceleration. Dealer could not find the noise. It has now gotten worse and I will be bringing it back in. 
106700 mi

US $100
Broken rear spring 
118000 mi

US $450
Control arm replaced Both tie-rod ends replaced 
132000 mi Ball joint bad. Replaced control arm. 
64700 mi

US $500
Replaced rack and pinion. 

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2005 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

144000 mi

US $300
Bad struts 

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2004 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

82000 mi

US $600
Replaced all four worn struts & sagging springs. 
64500 mi

US $700
Replacement of right and left lower balljoints 
77000 mi

US $750
replace struts 
101000 mi

US $354
Bad wheel bearings in left front hub. Replaced hub/bearing component. 

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2004 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

64300 mi

US $100
Rear stabilizer links rusted out. They were replaced with new ones. 

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2003 Mercury Sable 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

84000 mi

US $250
Rear shock broke, entering rear cargo area of wagon 
103000 mi

US $420
Replace lower left ball joint 

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2003 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

102000 mi

US $100
replaced stabilizer bar links 
89000 mi

US $300
Both tie rod ends are shot after about 88k miles. 
89000 mi

US $1140
Broken rear spring, leaking rear strut. Replaced spring, struts, strut mounts and sway bar links; 4 wheel alignment 
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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2003 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

101000 mi

US $260
Lower passenger ball joint. Probably the result of a large pothole years earlier that destroyed a tire. Never noticed the problem until recently. 
126000 mi

US $220
Replacement of rear strut assembly. Shock mount upper collar rusted causing a thumping sound. Also springs were replaced as part of the repair. Car sits better than before. Thumping more of an noise issue than safety issue at this point. 
121000 mi

US $400
Tie Rods replaced 
135000 mi

US $1500
Tie rod, struts, Tires 

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2002 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

87000 mi

US $800
Replaced Struts and Shocks on both front and rear end. 

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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

104000 mi

US $185
Replaced, front drivers side ball joint. Boot was deteriorated, significant rust. 
110000 mi

US $65
Lug studs were broken again. This is probably the 5th time. On one of the previous instances I numbered the studs with a sharpie and found that it was the exact same two breaking. Determined that the wheel hub was likely the problem. 
112000 mi

US $130
One if not both front stabilizer bar links was broken. 
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 
321000 mi

US $800
Replaced all tie rods 
79700 mi

US $1300
struts,tie rod ends,rear springs,ball joints,stablizer bar 
83700 mi

US $900
struts front and rear ball joints torsion bar sway bar and all links 
81000 mi

US $30
Squeaky suspension. Asked mechanic to squirt grease with needle grease fitting into any rubber covers. Now silent. 
59000 mi

US $300
Rear spring broke. Replaced with quick-struts and new endlinks. 
59700 mi

US $550
replaced front springs/struts with Monroe Quickstruts. replaced sway bar endlinks at same time. 
141937 mi

US $1079
Replaced front and rear struts; tie rod ends 
153000 mi

US $815
Replaced inner tie rod ends and purchased 2 tires. 
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. 
56000 mi

US $50
The stabilizer link ends on each side had grease boots that were shredded from age. This opened the lubricant to corrosive environment. Failure was imminent. 
63000 mi

US $40
Rear stabilizer link end corroded and broke. Both link ends replaced. 
63000 mi

US $92
Worn ball joints 
93000 mi

US $550
part broken in front left hub, new rotors and pads 
103000 mi

US $400
front ball joint replaced, also corrected rear sway bars which were installed incorrectly resulting in worn bushings. 
108300 mi

US $1500
Rear springs cracked on strut assembly. 
127700 mi

US $700
broken front strut, both front struts replaced, and a ruined tire replaced. 

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2000 Mercury Sable 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

109000 mi

US $300
Replaced tie-rod ends 
184700 mi

US $1350
Front end making noise while turning, handling very loose on highway. Replaced struts/springs/mounts, tie rod ends and ball joints, aligned. 

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2000 Mercury Sable 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

147000 mi Front end noise. Traced to upper strut bearing. Loosened bolt, turned bearing and retightened to spec. 

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2000 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

198000 mi

US $1800
Replaced Struts & shocks on all 4 wheels 
210000 mi

US $32
Needs replacement of tie-rods and ball joints 
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. 
141000 mi

US $120
Ball joints replaced. Still suspension problems. 
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. 
58000 mi

US $800
Broken rear-stabilizer bar link replaced. Front-right tie-rod end and ball joint replaced. 
68000 mi

US $2000
Replace broken rear springs 
69000 mi

US $935
Replace front struts due to broken spring. 
59000 mi

US $584
Replaced front struts, and two sway bar links 
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. 
233000 mi

US $1300
Power steering pump/hose 
238000 mi

US $93
end links were lose at struts and also replaced struts. February: now same noise is back, must be mount surface, and end links lose again,must find the reason 
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. 

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1999 Mercury Sable

Engine not specified

130500 mi

US $600
rear struts replaced 
110340 mi

C $300
new right side ball joint 

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1997 Mercury Sable

Engine not specified

119660 mi Just wanted to change tires. The mechanic couldn't for he discovered lots of problem with the car. Suspension, steering, wheel alignment etc. so decided to return the car to me. 

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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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1996 Mercury Sable 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

161000 mi

US $266
Driver aide wheel bearing needed replacing. 

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