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2001 Mercury Sable electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 292001


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The car will not start although the battery is charged. The ant-theft device appears to be the problem again. The Ford towing service told me that this is a common problem.

- Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, USA

problem #1

May 202001


  • miles
The car would not start even though the battery was not dead. After switching the remote entry back and forth from lock to unlock several times, the engine started. The engine simply stopped without warning several times at various speeds from 65 to about 20mph. The dealer claimed a contact in the fuse box was not long enough to make sufficient contact with the fuse. I also suspect the anti-theft device or ignition switch might be at fault.

- Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, USA

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