Mercury Sable Model Overview

Mercury Sable Questions

Can A Trans/radiator Quick Connect Be Replaced? How?

While replacing the radiator on my 97 mercury sable I broke the plastic insert for the upper transmission cooling quick connect. It seems like it should be replaceable without buying a whole new rad...

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Not Getting Gas Is Their A Fuel Sensor

i have a ford mercury sable i checked fuel shut off in trunk its good fuel filter is good fuel pump not pumping is their a fuel relay or sensor i can change

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97 Sable Wont Start But Ihave Power I Csn Start It With A Screw Driver To T...

it wont start no noise or clicking sounds I have all dash lights radio and door chimes. I can put a screwdriver to the starter and it will start up and drive fine but when I shut it off and go to star...

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97 Sable Wont Start But Ihave Power I Csn Start It With A Screw Driver To T...

97 sable wont start has a good batterie it powers up . I can put a screwdriver to the starter and it will start then it runs fine

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Where Does The Wire From The Third Brake Light Get Connected To The Pwr. So...

My third brake lights are not working. From where do the wires of this ltg'g. system tie its power need to / from?

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Older Mercury Sable

1995 Mercury Sable Overview
1995 Mercury Sable
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1995 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1994 Mercury Sable Overview
1994 Mercury Sable
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1994 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1993 Mercury Sable Overview
1993 Mercury Sable
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1992 Mercury Sable Overview
1992 Mercury Sable
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1992 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1991 Mercury Sable Overview
1991 Mercury Sable
1990 Mercury Sable Overview
1990 Mercury Sable
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1989 Mercury Sable Overview
1989 Mercury Sable
1989 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1988 Mercury Sable Overview
1988 Mercury Sable
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1987 Mercury Sable Overview
1987 Mercury Sable
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1987 Mercury Sable reviews:
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1986 Mercury Sable Overview
1986 Mercury Sable
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Mercury Sable Overview

When Mercury launched the mid-size Sable four-door sedan in 1986, it set off a design trend that would last through the 1990s and into the early 21st century. That design trend was a move to more aerodynamic, rounded styling. It was a trend that would soon draw in other Mercury/Ford vehicles, such as the Taurus, as well as influence the designs of a number of vehicles from other domestic and foreign automakers.

The early Sables were distinguished by their grill-less front ends with a light bar between aerodynamic headlights, and their almost pillarless side profiles, providing excellent visibility for the driver.

The base engine for the original Sable was a 90-horsepower, 2.5-liter four cylinder, and the car was available in a number of trim packages with either a five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission. A V6 version was also available.

The look of the Sable was updated in 1992, with a slimmer front light-bar and headlights and a more contemporary design. The car was stretched in length by almost four inches, and engine power was bumped up as well, with all new Sables receiving a 140-horsepower V6. This helped distinguish the Sable from the Taurus, and establish the former as a more upscale vehicle.

The third generation of the Sable arrived in 1996, with a drastic makeover that included oval headlights, an oval grille opening, and oval taillights. It was a look that tended to be rather polarizing -- drivers either loved or hated it. But enough loved it to make the Sable a very profitable vehicle for Ford.

By 2005, the Sable had become dated and even a bit musty, so Ford replaced it in the lineup with the Montego. But by 2008, with Ford in dire need of a few hits, the automaker decided to bring back many of its more popular vehicles over the past couple decades, even if in name only. So just as the Ford Five Hundred was redubbed the Taurus, the Mercury Montego was redubbed the Sable.

For 2008, the Sable's exterior styling has been updated again, with a new grille and front bumper, dual chrome exhaust tips, projector-beam headlamps, redesigned LED taillamps, integrated turn signal markers at either end of the front bumper, 17-inch seven-spoke bright aluminum wheels, and a satin finish on the sideview mirrors and door handles. It's a look that should serve the Sable well as it rides into the coming years.

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