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Why would a 1997 Mercury Sable start using an excessive amount of gas if there are no leaks?


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2005-07-23 19:51:17
2005-07-23 19:51:17

Mileage? If your cars engine has high mileage there are many things it could be. First I would try a major tune up! Cap, Rotor, Wires, Plugs, Oil change, Oil filter, Fuel filter, Fuel injector serivce etc. If your gas milage does not get better, you most likely have an injector or some other fuel system problem. altough their are other things that can cause this problem.

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Take it to a garage. It can leak at several places and there are seals that can be installed to stop the leaks.

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It's possible a seal has broken. Find where it leaks from, could be pump, hose or steering ram. Then replace part.

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The same thing happened on my 1997 Mercury sable. I bought a tool and spliced a new section of brake line at this location what happens is this. section of brake line is prone to road salt staying in this location due to the way it is attached to the car. this quick fix has worked for about 4 years and cost me only the cost for the brake line and couplers to attach the old and new sections together. Be sure to test for leaks before driving and watch for leaks. re bleed brakes after repair. Hope this helps -Loren Pickerill

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Is it leaking from the side by the coolant reservoir?

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all vehicles burn oil as long ass its not a excessive amount all the time check for leaks park over clean cardboard to see if your leaking it just in case


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