2002 Mercury Sable 24V DOHC Error Code

35

Asked by Mar 18, 2016 at 10:45 PM about the 2002 Mercury Sable LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Mercury Sable 24V DOHC  with 62K miles on it.  The engine light came on this morning - first blinking and now is on as soon as I start the car.  Took the car to Autozone and had them run an error code check.  Returned a P0305 - Cylinder #5 Misfire detected.  Is this a spark plug issue or an engine coil issue.  Looked up the engine coil and it looks like there are 3 bolts holding in place so it looks pretty easy to replace.  Is that true or should I take to the shop to have them do it.

2 Answers

209,895

You can do it yourself. It could be the plug, the coil or the wiring. At 62K, I would have the plugs changed out, and replace that one coil, not all that expensive. But you can swap that coil with another and see if you get other codes, like misfire on #4 that you swapped the bad coil to. That way you know it's the coil and not the plug. HTH's

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
35

I looked at the engine coil at autozone and O'reilly auto parts and they want about $82 for the part that has all 6 coils. My questions are 1) is there a place I can get them a little cheaper even if I order it online and 2) where are the coils located on the engine? Are they under the black panel right at the front of the motor?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 mercury sable 24v sputtering issues. 2 answers

    When I drive my 2001 mercury sable on Highway or roads, its fine. When it's in park, it will run but here and there it will sputter but it will stay running. Now here's were it has the most proble...

    2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 mercury sable wagon 4 answers

    So i got this sable a few weeks ago, and the check engine light was on so i had it scanned P1000 P0301 P0302 P0316 So i changed the plugs and wires since it gave me a misfire on 1&2 and random misf...

    2002 Mercury Sable LS Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fuel Level Error? 1 answer

    I have a 2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Flex Fuel. I had a code p0462 - Fuel Level Sensor Low Input, and the instrument cluster would read Low Fuel Level no matter how much fuel I had in the vehicle. I ...

    2005 Mercury Sable GS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 sable dies when idle 2 answers

    Hello all, I have a 2000 mercury sable LS, with 78k miles. Vehicle has been really good to me. About 6 months ago I noticed the vehicle was having an issue while idling. At first it was not to b...

    2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • HELP got code crazy 2002 Mercury Sable 3.0 Duratec 24v had got it down to 2 codes now up to 9 codes help 2 answers

    Codes P0122, 301, 305, 316, 152, 1121, 1151, 1409, 1504

    2002 Ford Taurus SEL Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Mercury Sable Questions

Mercury Sable Experts

#1 JP1956
JP1956
Reputation 580
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 480
#3 Guy Outland
Guy Outland
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Taurus
360 Great Deals out of 22,224 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercury Grand Marquis
29 Great Deals out of 2,246 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Crown Victoria
6 Great Deals out of 1,516 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Accord
1,188 Great Deals out of 77,676 listings starting at $969
Used Ford Explorer
1,431 Great Deals out of 71,885 listings starting at $985
Used Chevrolet Impala
952 Great Deals out of 36,333 listings starting at $884
Used Nissan Altima
1,106 Great Deals out of 85,897 listings starting at $1,675
Used Ford Escape
1,716 Great Deals out of 85,141 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,163 Great Deals out of 78,642 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Maxima
411 Great Deals out of 25,127 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Passat
242 Great Deals out of 21,305 listings starting at $1,700
Used Cadillac CTS
431 Great Deals out of 13,007 listings starting at $1,295