When I try to crank, the ignition switch just turns without engaging the starter. The battery is charged and the switch seem loose.

Lawrence Newton

Asked by Mar 31, 2015 at 11:42 AM about the 1999 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers


Check starter fuse and relay first under the hood

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Lawrence Newton

I'll try that

Lawrence Newton

It isn't that. When I get in the cat I could move the shifter without the key being in. I think it's something to do with the switch itself


Sounds like the column is physically broke, if you can get under the dash and inspect the column, locate the shift cable and mounting bracket, see if it is loose or damaged

Lawrence Newton

Ok I'll try that

Lawrence Newton

Would that be the case with the column even if the shifter is mounted in the floor board.


Ok that changes things, you probably just have a bad shift cable

Lawrence Newton

Ok I'll try that out after work, thanks.

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