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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Computer Relearn Procedures -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1999-2002 -> 2003-04 -> Automatic Data Transfer -> Except 1999-2002 -> Manual Data Entry -> Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

Except 1999-2002

Disconnect negative battery cable for a minimum of five minutes. After clearing memory, it is required to drive vehicle a minimum of 10 miles to allow PCM time to relearn operating strategy.

1999-2002
Automatic Data Transfer
  • Prior to removing old PCM, connect a suitably programmed scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC).
  • Follow scan tool manufacturers' instructions to download data from old PCM.
  • Install new PCM and connect scan tool to DLC.
  • Follow scan tool manufactur...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Rear Disc & Parking Brakes -> Adjustments -> Continental -> Contour & Mystique -> Cougar, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Marauder & Town Car -> Escort, Tracer & ZX2 -> Mustang -> Parking Brake -> Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

Parking Brake

Cougar, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Marauder & Town Car
  • Apply parking brake control fully with 100 lbs., foot pedal effort, then release brake control.
  • Place transmission in Neutral, then raise and support vehicle.
  • With parking brake control in Off position, grasp pensioner around housing. Using an hook tool place end into rounded end of clip between clip and housing. Unlock clip by pulling downward with tool and support pensioner.
  • The pensioner spring will take up cable slack and reload cables, while holding pensioner, lock clip by pushing up on bottom of clip. If clip ...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Component Locations -> 1986-06 Taurus, Sable & 1988-02 Continental
Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

  • Remove wheel cover or hub cover from wheel and tire assembly.
  • Loosen lug nuts.
  • Raise vehicle on a frame contact hoist and remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove front axle wheel hub retainer and washer. Discard front axle wheel hub retainer. It is a torque prevailing design and cannot be reused.
  • Remove air suspension height sensor from height sensor ball studs. Position air suspension height sensor out of way.
  • Remove front brake anti-lock sensor wire harness from wire harness retaining clip.
  • Remove front brake anti-lock sensor and position aside.
  • Remove and discard front suspens...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 FLEX

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove lower air deflector.
  • Remove solenoid safety cap from starter solenoid.
  • Remove cables to starter solenoid and ground stud.
  • Remove starter motor mounting ...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Ford Motor Co. -> 2000-07 Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 FLEX

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.
  • Remove the righthand cowl vent screen, Fig. .
  • Remove the water shield retaining screws, then the shield, Fig. .
  • Rem...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Powertrain Malfunction Indicator ->
Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

This lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. After engine starts, the lamp should go off, unless a fault condition is detected in the powertrain system. If the lamp remains On a diagnostic trouble code is stored in the PCM. Following diagnosis and repair, the Powertrain Malfunction Indicator will automatically reset when stored diagnostic trouble codes are cleared from PCM memory. The PCM reset procedure allows the scan tool to command the PCM to clear all diagnostic trouble codes.

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2003 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 engine.
  • Remove hose from engine.
  • 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 co...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 FLEX

  • On models equipped with VIN U, 1 and 2 engines,rotate drive belt tensioner in a clockwise direction.
  • On models equipped with VIN S engine...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2003 Mercury Sable cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Under Dash Panel Diagram for 2003 Mercury Sable  3.0 V6 GASUnder Dash Panel Diagram for 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Central Junction Box
  • Connector C-211
  • Connector C-201A
  • Connector C-270a
  • Behind Rear Seats Diagram for 2003 Mercury Sable  3.0 V6 GASBehind Rear Seats Diagram for 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Antenna Module
  • CD Changer
  • Rear Control Unit
  • Evaporative Emission Canister Vent Valve
  • Liftgate Unlock Relay
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2003 Mercury Sable cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2003 Mercury Sable  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Speedometer
  • Speed Control Servo
  • Speed Control
  • Deactivator Switch
  • 2003 Mercury Sable  3.0 V6 FLEX Wiring Diagram2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 FLEX Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Electrochromatic Inside Mirror Unit
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2003 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: 2003 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: 2003 Mercury Sable 3.0 V6 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2003 Mercury Sable AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2003 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 2003 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 2003 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 2003 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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