1996 Mercury Sable Transmission Service

Show Your Mercury Sable’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1996 Sable, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What Does Your Mercury Sable Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1996 Mercury Sable transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Mercury Sable transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Sable isn’t working at all.

Mercury Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Sables

According to Mercury, your Sable’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Mercury recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 Mercury Sables at certain intervals with Mercury-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1996 Sable services and perform them according to Mercury-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Mercury Sable Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Mercury Sable transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Sable's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 Mercury Sable Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mercury? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Mercury Sable? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Sable's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Mercury Sable’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Mercury, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Can Mercury Sable transmission fluid leak? Yes, your Mercury Sable can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your Sable ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Who fixes Mercury Sable transmission leaks? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Sable transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Mercury Sable if it has a transmission fluid leak? You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Sable to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.