No - the Taurus-Sable was significantly redesigned in 1996.
Sounds like you have a bad Vehicle Speed Sensor.
( fuse # 21 ) is a 20 amp fuse for the cigarette lighter on a 1996 Mercury Sable
No, a Generation 2 (1992-1995) Taurus/Sable Windshield will NOT fit a Generation 3 (1996-1999) Ford Taurus/Sable.
No, obdII started in 1996.
The cast of Shift - 1996 includes: Dancefront as Dancers
The 1996 Mercury Sable the OBD 2 connector is under drivers dash next to kick panel
It was the starter