2001 mercury sable starting problem

Asked by Feb 13, 2015 at 01:01 PM about the 2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I turn the key and nothing happens. Other times it starts just fine. I have put the car in neutral and this overcame the problem one time. Good strong new battery. It has happened three times in the last 6 months

3 Answers

39,155

Sounds like you have a bad neutral safety switch. There is one on Ebay right now for $20. Here is a link so you can read up on it. http://www.ehow.com/list_7425651_signs-faulty-neutral-safety- switch.html

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
305

make sure your ground is good no rust where it hooks to body and engine

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
3,405

If it isn't the neutral safety switch, you may have a worn ignition switch. Also, as dmacdonald stated, could be a bad ground, just make sure you check ALL grounds in the system as there are several.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sable

Looking for a Used Sable in your area?

CarGurus has 925 nationwide Sable listings starting at $3,295.

ZIP:

Search Mercury Sable Questions

Mercury Sable Experts

#1 JP1956
JP1956
Reputation 680
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 600
#3 Guy Outland
Guy Outland
Reputation 380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Taurus
270 Great Deals out of 20,574 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mercury Grand Marquis
30 Great Deals out of 1,835 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord
947 Great Deals out of 77,741 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 90,763 listings starting at $1,599
Used Chevrolet Impala
592 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Altima
1,154 Great Deals out of 79,677 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Escape
1,428 Great Deals out of 90,841 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Civic
815 Great Deals out of 88,110 listings starting at $1,299
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,022 Great Deals out of 72,256 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Focus
632 Great Deals out of 57,259 listings starting at $795
Used Lincoln Town Car
36 Great Deals out of 1,791 listings starting at $1,500
Used Buick LeSabre
19 Great Deals out of 1,919 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Mercury Sable For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 41 listings starting at $4,995
2008 Mercury Sable For Sale
106 listings starting at $3,295

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.