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1998 Mercury Sable fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 291999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While parking vehicle a loud popping sound was heard coming from under the hood. Hood was raised and a fire broke out against fire wall in center area of vehcle. Believed fire was caused by a fuel leakage from injector rail. Dealer / manufacturer were not contacted at this time. Can NHTSA help in this matter.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

May 251999


  • miles
The symptom is the 'check engine' light is always on. It consumes much more gas than before during idling and the engine temperature tends to be high.

- Houghton, MI, USA

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