Having problems with your 2001 Mercury Sable ?

We were driving our 2001 mercury sable wagon home in an insane new orleans rain storm and the car stalled out. it's been almost a month and we have changed the oil, the spark plugs and the air filter. we syphined most of the gas out, put fuel injector cleaner in and refilled the tank but the car is still acting terribly. the engine is shaking, something is clicking, the brakes are real stiff and it idles high and then really low and will stall every once in a while. when we try to restart it som

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 12-04-2021

Answers :

Any fault code there? If this is stalling atr idle when coming to a stop and starts right back\015\012 up, you may have a bad IAC ( idle air control) but try cleaning the \015\012throttle body first.

Remove the intake snorkel, have someone hold the \015\012throttle wide open for you and scrub the back side of the throttle plate\015\012 and surrounding bore with an old tooth brush and some carb cleaner. Be \015\012sure to spray some into the small holes next to the throttle plate. That\015\012 should help stabilize the idle. If it still has a problem, replace the \015\012IAC. Don't forget to clean the Throttle Body too.

It is common on these cars for the PCV vacuum \015\012tube under the Throttle Body rots out and causes a vacuum leak. This \015\012can cause the symptoms you have. I have also seen where a sticking Idle\015\012 Air Control valve can also cause this problem. Either of these may or \015\012may not set codes.\015\012
Hope helps.
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