96 SABLE

  • Tiny
  • wildcard233
  • 1996 Mercury Sable
  • 6 CYL
  • 90,000 miles

When I start my car everything works great. As soon as I shift the car (automatic) into gear the radio stops, the power windows don't work, the windshield wipers don't work and the power steering goes out. My mechanic is stumped. Any ideas?

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Saturday, June 18th, 2011 AT 4:00 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Danlesabre
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Does the car start up if you try starting it again?

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Saturday, June 18th, 2011 AT 4:50 AM
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  • wildcard233
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It will start again, and the same problem happens. The engine runs fine, it just seems to be some type of electrical problem. It is the issue with the power steering that has me baffled.

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Saturday, June 18th, 2011 AT 5:36 AM
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  • CJ MEDEVAC
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Any codes?

If not

Throwing stuff

What can it hurt?

Disconnect battery for 5-10 minutes

Reconnect

Seen it work on a Cherokee, with radio not working

You owe me lunch if it works

I hope it does, I'm hungry

Let me know where to meet you.

The Medic

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Saturday, June 18th, 2011 AT 5:55 AM
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  • BMRFIXIT
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Have them check neutral safety switch on the tranny
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Start the engine disconnect the switch, shift into gear check your radio and wipers

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Saturday, June 18th, 2011 AT 10:20 AM

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