1999 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 177000 miles
I bought this car used in hopes that I would be able to replace my 88 Mercury Sable 3.0. I seem to have the mystery car that I can't figure out. I have checked out this car from top to bottom. So far there seems to an odd short somewhere. The computer is not registering it. However, When the fan comes on the headlights and interior lights dim. If I leave the heat/vent on and start the car the car will jump. Sometimes, the will start and run for a while then stall and not restart. The will crank but won't catch. The I have to wait a while and it usually restart. Happens in all types of weather conditions so I can't even isolate it to that. When the car is idled for a long period of time there is a burning smell but don't know what's burning. The car refuses to go above 70mph. Whenever I go above 70mph the car will feel like it's having a sezure. The car also has limited horsepower when I need to accelerate quickly or uphill. The most recent issue that is now causing my headache on top of all this. Drove the car hit about 85 mph didn't have a sezure but now I got a loud rattling noise above 2500 rpms. One of the coolant hoses has a leak that the serpentine belt is spreading everywhere. When I press the gas a low speeds I will hear a grinding noise. Also when I turn the car off there seems to a boiling noise from somewhere.
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 7:17 AM