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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
149,750 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace pressure return line (2 reports)
2000 Mercury Sable steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 072014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,500 miles


Power steering fluid leaks and drips on to the exhaust which produces an UNGODLY ODOR. Like I swear to you an animal (probably a skunk) crawled up in there and decided to grill itself on my engine. If the smell isn't bad enough, once the engine warms up and the deathly smell starts to fill the car, the steering fluid decides to boil, evaporate and produce a lot of SMOKE. Scared the crap out of me and I thought my engine was overheating but nope. Just my power steering fluid leaking, NO BIGGIE.

- , Holland, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 012011

Sable LS Premium 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

Power steering pump failed at 160k, alternator went out due to oil shorting from power steering leak at 163k replace it, line leaks at 165k replaced it, alternator went out due to oil shorting from power steering again at 170k, line goes out again at 175k replaced it. Clean the alternator inside and out.

- , Frankfort, IN, USA

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