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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

Passenger Cars

Prior to disconnecting battery, record preset radio frequencies.

After the battery has been disconnected and connected again, abnormal drive conditions may be present while the powertrain control module relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more to relearn the strategy.

Aspire
  • Disconnect battery ground cable and isolate.
  • Wait one minute for back-up power supply to deplete stored energy.
  • Remove four driver's side air bag module mounting bolts.
  • Disconnect driver's side air bag module...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Anti-Lock Brakes -> Continental, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Sable, Taurus & Town Car -> Troubleshooting -> Pre-Test Checks
Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

Pre-Test Checks

  • Verify parking brake is completely released. If parking brake is applied, "Brake" lamp will be illuminated.
  • Check brake fluid. As fluid level drops, red "Brake" lamp will illuminate. If fluid level continues to fall, amber "Check Anti-Lock Brake" lamp will illuminate and anti-lock function will be inhibited.
  • Verify all of the following connectors are properly connected and in good operating condition:
    • 55-pin connector of the computer module.
    • 19-pin co...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except 2002-05 Thunderbird, 2000-06 LS, 1984-87 Escort, Tracer, Tempo & Topaz 2.0L Diesel Engine & 1984-85 Continental & Mark VI 2.4L Diesel Engine
Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

When installing the fuel filter, ensure the flow arrow is facing in the pro...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove front wheels.
  • Remove and discard front axle retainer nut and washer.
  • Remove nut from stabilizer bar link at shock absorber end, then remove link from shock and position aside.
  • Remove nut from lower ball joint, then using a suitable pitman arm type puller, loosen ball joint in lower control arm.
  • Place a suitable pry bar through opening in lower control arm and under frame, then pry down on control arm to release lower ball joint.
  • Remove outer CV joint from hub using suitable tools, noting the following:
    • Do not use a hammer to drive joint fr...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Disconnect engine control sensor wiring and starter battery cable from starter solenoid. When disconnecting hardshell connector of engine control sensor wiring at S-terminal, grasp plastic shell and pull straight off. Do not pull on...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1996-99 Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the hood.
  • Turn the four nylon push pins retaining the righthand cowl vent screen 90°, then remove the push pins, Fig. .
  • Remove the righthand cowl vent screen retaining clips, then the vent screen.
  • Remove the two cowl top inner panel shield reta...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

This lamp should light for a approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned On as a bulb check. If the Air B...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at water bypass tube.
  • Remove hose from water bypass tube.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Outlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater hose outlet clamp at heater core.
  • Disconnect heater outlet hose from heater core.
  • Reposition heater core outlet hose clamp at water hose connection.
  • Remove hose from water hose connection.
  • Remove hose from vehicle...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

  • Rotate drive belt tensioner in a clockwise direction, using 15mm ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1998 Mercury Sable cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Behind I/P Diagram for 1998 Mercury Sable  3.0 V6 GASBehind I/P Diagram for 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Remote Anti-Theft Personality Module
  • Trunk Lid Release Relay
  • Rear Window Defrost Relay
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Electronic Flasher
  • Fuel Filter Diagram for 1998 Mercury Sable  3.0 V6 GASFuel Filter Diagram for 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Pump Module
  • Fuel Filter
  • Screw
  • Fuel Base
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1998 Mercury Sable cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1998 Mercury Sable  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Remote Climate Control (RCC) Module
  • Remote Anti-Theft Personality (RAP) Module
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
  • Anti-Lock Brake Control Module
  • 1998 Mercury Sable  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Pump
  • Air Bag
  • PCM Relay
  • Low Speed Cooling Fan Relay
  • Starter Relay
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1998 Mercury Sable cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1998 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1998 Mercury Sable cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1998 Mercury Sable cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1998 Mercury Sable cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1998 Mercury Sable cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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