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Sweet Witch
Be the flame, not the moth.
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-15
Gallifrey

[Help] 2001 Mercury Sable

2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium

Hey guys,

I have two questions actually:

1) What do I need to look at to figure out why my drivers door lock refuses to work completely with the buttons but works fine with key or fingers? I can see it trying to work but only goes halfway. This happened last year and some WD-40 in the side latch opening fixed it but not this time. The alarm WILL still set, it wouldn't last year.

2) I think I have a blown fuse as the traction wheel icon no longer works and two other things I can't think of right now are also not working but I can't find a list of what fuse controls what anywhere online.

Thanks
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PrntRhd
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join:2004-11-03
Fairfield, CA
FYI Ford uses a body computer to control many functions, and it can cause strange issues when bad.
Stepdaughter's 2002 Taurus had a left headlight that did not want to work any more...yep, that computer was the issue.


Doctor Olds
I Need A Remedy For What's Ailing Me.
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join:2001-04-19
1970 442 W30
kudos:18
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Sweet Witch
Be the flame, not the moth.
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-15
Gallifrey
Tried those links yesterday and the page tells me I don't have permission to go there.


Sweet Witch
Be the flame, not the moth.
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-15
Gallifrey
reply to PrntRhd
Oh joy.


Doctor Olds
I Need A Remedy For What's Ailing Me.
Premium,VIP
join:2001-04-19
1970 442 W30
kudos:18
reply to Sweet Witch
Here is the Owner's Manual at the 2nd link.

download01sabog3e.pdf 2331702 bytes
PDF Owner's Manual


gattaca
Premium
join:2003-05-28
USA
reply to Sweet Witch
I had a 2001 Mercury Sable, and it did the same thing. Around the same time, my brother owned a 2002 Ford Taurus (basically the same car) and he also had the same problem.

Sometimes the doors would lock, sometimes they would struggle and stay unlocked. I did my best to clean up the door latch, which helped for a while, but ultimately gave up. I just assumed the door lock motors got tired and weak in their old age.


Sweet Witch
Be the flame, not the moth.
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-15
Gallifrey
Nice to know it's just the car and not MY car


aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
kudos:1
reply to Sweet Witch
Need to clean off the old grease and lubricate with fresh grease.