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2002 Mercury Sable repairs by problem area

Engine (63%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

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2002 Mercury Sable repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (38%)

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2002 Mercury Sable

Engine not specified

Mercury Sable in Indiana, United States
Oct 2011 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

70000 mi
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 Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2011
May 2009

126000 mi

US $315
I replaced the front calipers and rotors and pads. 
Feb 2010

131600 mi

US $160
Engine had misfire and replaced coil pack fixed it. 
May 2010

132500 mi

US $47
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. 
Jun 2010

133000 mi

US $150
replaced tube outlet hose due to coolant leak. Repair is succesfful. 
May 2011

140000 mi

US $75
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. 
Mercury Sable in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Feb 2014
May 2012

148800 mi

US $650
Misfire and rough idle. Replaced ignition coil pack, spark plug and wires. Replaced PCV hose. 
Feb 2014

175000 mi
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 Districto Federal, Mexico
May 2015 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

77810 mi

Changed brake pads and machined rotors. 

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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
Sep 2011

84000 mi

US $800
Replaced water pump and main gasket, as small leak was discovered that "long-term" may turn into big problem. 
Dec 2011

87000 mi

US $800
Replaced Struts and Shocks on both front and rear end. 
Oct 2012

95300 mi

US $200
Warning lights came on for brakes - no issue with brakes - replaced fuse/ chip. No longer a problem. 
Oct 2013

100000 mi

US $150
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
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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