WHAT COULD IT BE?

1997 Mercury Sable

Tiny

jeanwhalen66@hotmail.com

October, 2, 2012 AT 1:35 PM

1997 mercury sable. Engine knocks and wont stay started. Runs very rough. What could it be?

7 Answers

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 2, 2012 AT 2:01 PM

The possible list could be a mile long.
Have you checked the engine oil level?
Is the Malfunction Indicator Light showing?
When was vehicle last serviced/tuned?

Tiny

jeanwhalen66@hotmail.com

October, 2, 2012 AT 4:59 PM

Thank you for the reply, oil level is fine, no light is on and it was serviced around 6months ago. When I acelerate while in park, it pops, spits it like mis fires. If I put it in gear it kills it. It is really loud.

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 2, 2012 AT 5:04 PM

Seems like misfiring and most likely to be ignition related. Have the spark plugs, ignition coils and wires checked.

Tiny

jeanwhalen66@hotmail.com

October, 2, 2012 AT 5:06 PM

Thank you so much. I was afaird I blew my head. I will have it checked

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 2, 2012 AT 5:09 PM

If you don't have overheating and coolant losses issues, you shouldn't have blown the head.

Tiny

jeanwhalen66@hotmail.com

October, 2, 2012 AT 6:05 PM

Nope none of that. You made me feel much better. Thank you

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 2, 2012 AT 11:26 PM

You're welcome.

You would still need to have it checked to know what is wrong.

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