How do you remove the factory radio from a 1996 sable?
by using the Ford radio removal horseshoe tools. Takes a couple of seconds.
There is a way to listen to your iPod in the Taurus and sable using the factory radio you will have to unplug the CD changer and add a iPod interface, this simple and plugs into the rcu tuner in the trunk this box is in the left side behind the carpet near the floor and work on most Taurus sable from 1996 to 2007 do a search on yaho for TAURUS FRDR/PC-POD2 and you…
It will say it right on the top of the engine. Anything that is DOHC will have it on there. =========================================================== The 1996 Mercury Sable had 2 different engines from the factory : They were both 3.0 liter V6 engines The " VULCAN " which is an Over Head Valve / pushrod design engine and the " DURATEC " which is a Dual Over Head Cam design
remove the exterior trim peace that surrounds the outer edges of the radio. Then there should be either two 10mm bolts or four phillip head screws holding the radio in place remove them and gently remove the radio from it slot and then unplug the wire harnesses and antenna in the back of the radio. repeat in reverse to reinstall.
Looking at the front of the factory radio you will notice two slits in both lower corners. You are supposed to purchase a radio removal kit from Mercedes. But I found that you can use two metal nail files or feeler gauges. Slip the files or gauges into the slits, this releases the side clasps. Leaving the files or gauges in place you should now be able to pull the radio head unit straight out…
According to the 1996 Mercury Sable Owner Guide : The engine cooling system capacity is : For the 3.0 liter " VULCAN " V6 engine ( 11.6 U.S. quarts ) For the 3.0 " DURATEC " ( 10.6 ) They came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water and GREEN color antifreeze ( meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A )