2001 Mercury Sable Mercury Sable 2001

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2001 Mercury Sable repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (3%)

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2001 Mercury Sable transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

297600 mi

US $2621
Rebuilt original transmission (first time). Unknowingly, a piece of small plastic somehow got into transmission after fluid change and clogged value for overdrive gear. Transmission stopped shifting past 3rd gear. Discovered in rebuild. 
79500 mi

US $1300
replace transmission pan gasket, 
79200 mi

US $1000
fuel pump,transmission gasket 
115000 mi Right front drive axle assembly; Right front axle seal; Left transaxle seal. Parts 889.05 / Labor 1168 
119000 mi

US $458
Transaxles leaking. I believe this problem was caused by a result of earlier work done poorly on the car. 
120316 mi

US $2139
Replaced Serpentine Drive Belt Ball Joint Assy; R/R Rt Frt Axle seal Rt Frt Drive Axle Assy Lft Transmission Axle Seal 
73000 mi

US $100
Noticed transmissionwas leaking in Garage. Torque converter had "blown up" 
72000 mi

US $763
L/F axle seal leaking-replaced seal 
52000 mi

US $525
Passenger axle was leaking grease. RR axle and replaced rear drum brakes for maintenance. As well as a coolant and brake fluid flush. 
175000 mi

US $1000
Had front axle and front CV joints replaced. 

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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

151000 mi

US $411
Axle broke. Towed car.  

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2001 Mercury Sable Transmission Problems

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