2004 Mercury Sable • 6 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 39,512 miles

Car will not start after it warms up. After about an hour it will start again.
Bill in RC
August 1, 2011.

Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,cap and rotor,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

Aug 1, 2011.
It was the starter. Had a short in winding. Replaced it works fine. Bill in RC

Bill in RC
Aug 3, 2011.
The sable cranks but wont start unless u give it gas then u have to feather the gas to keep it running I already replaced the trottle control sencor so now what do I do?

Feb 14, 2012.