I have driven Sables for years and have found if you are moving at a slow speed, maybe decelerating, and begin to accelerate, sometimes the transmission downshifts with a very noticeable jerk and a thud sound. I put 200k miles on a '96 Sable with this happening and never had a problem requiring attention.
There are several reasons why a Mercury Sable may not start. Some of the reasons are no gas, a bad battery, or a bad starter.
your battery was dead.
A key is needed to enter, lock, and unlock many Mercury Sable cars. A key is also needed to start the engine.
no it will not
The most common cause for a 1996 Mercury Sable not starting is a dead battery. The second most common cause for the automobile not to start is a lack of fuel.
my 2002 mercury sable won't start, i think the anti theft device was activated by accident, how do I deactive so i can get my car started?
because it doesn't like you. >:o are you sure
No spark? No fuel?
I am sorry to here that, you will need to get it towed to a garage to have it mended.
Is there spark/fuel? fuel dont know how to check for spark
to reset the alarm system for a Mercury Sable when the alarm is causing the car not to start, place the key in the ignition. Turn the key only about halfway and leave it in this spot for 10 minutes before trying to start the car.
Start with the headlamp switch.