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

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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

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

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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.

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