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92 Mercury Sable
01-24-2008, 06:55 PM
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92 Mercury Sable
I have a 92 Mercury Sable. I can drive the car for a short period of time then the car does not pull. I would like to know is the problem. What type of transmission would fit 3.8L V6? And how much would it cost to get a transmission
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01-24-2008, 10:58 PM
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RE: 92 Mercury Sable
Before you jump to conclusions make sure the trany fluid is full.

That said, only you can find the cost of a transmission as the local market varies quite a bit. Guessing a used unit may go from $500 - $1500 and a profgessionally rebuilt unit well over $2,000. (installed)

One thing is for certain. This is not a fun job for the average DIY type and with a 16 year old car it may not be worth the cost.

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07-28-2010, 05:57 AM
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RE: 92 Mercury Sable
It has the reliable 3.0L Vulcan V6 engine, with the notorious bad tranny. The transmission has some slippage in it. The car is still very reliable and works.Its 4 speed automatic transmission.It has Air conditioning, tilt steering, cruise control.

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07-28-2010, 07:44 PM (This post was last modified: 07-28-2010 08:38 PM by Garner.)
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RE: 92 Mercury Sable
Your best bet is to have the original unit rebuilt, repaired, or swap for the same model. Things are not like the good ol' days where several different models would interchange. You would have to have extensive knowledge of the wiring and sensors to make something different work. Even then the gear ratios, axel lengths, and mounts may not work? You would also likely have to change the computer.

I am guessing that your car has an "CD4E" transaxle in it. The main trouble spot on these was right behind the pump. We used to repair these without removing the transaxle from the car. It wasn't pretty but with the proper effort you could remove the drivers side, front tire and enough other junk to where you could lower the motor and transaxle enough to work on it through the wheel well opening. Check around, someone in your area might know this trick?

Hope that helps. Please let us know how you make out.
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