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I m an owner of Mercury sable LS 3.0 DOHC 2001 model My name

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hi I m an owner of Mercury sable LS 3.0 DOHC 2001 model My name is ***** ***** from Muscat, Oman
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: yes sure I have several issues like poor fuel efficiency, overheating of radiator water if AC is off etc
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  SARMIENTO22556 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I will try my best to help you with your concern.

It sounds like from the symptoms that the radiator fans are not coming on normally without the a/c being on

does that sound about right?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
radiator fan does not get ON until I have to start AC, if AC is ON, there is no issue of overheating
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
n the main concern of mine is Poor fuel efficiency, I have replace spart plug, spark plug cables, fuel filter, used fuel injector cleaner, however the issue of high fuel consumption is still persist.
Expert:  SARMIENTO22556 replied 1 year ago.

how bad is the fuel consumption?

the overheating should be your top priority.

the fact that your vehicle is running hotter than it should could be a factor in the fuel consumption

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
6.25 Km / ltr petrol 95 octane.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
overheating problem is noticed recently, while high fuel consumption issue is persistent since long
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I use to driver with AC ON in most of the case
Expert:  SARMIENTO22556 replied 1 year ago.

but a low coolant level would cause erroneous readings for the coolant temp sensor that controls fuel control.

is the check engine light on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
coolant level is sufficient, NO check engine light
Expert:  SARMIENTO22556 replied 1 year ago.

thoroughly check the pcv system and make sure the valve is working properly.

there isn't much left but engine integrity

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, r u there sorry I could not continue a chat last time
Expert:  SARMIENTO22556 replied 1 year ago.

no that's fine. just check the pcv system and let me know what you find

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, What is part number of PCV valve n emission separator for this vehicle? Any other thing particularly to inspect or replace ?
Expert:  SARMIENTO22556 replied 1 year ago.

here is the Ford part number for the valve


Expert:  SARMIENTO22556 replied 1 year ago.

even though you used fuel injection cleaner there still might be an issue with fuel spray or volume. tha would require removal of the injectors to test.

other then the integrity of the motor itself you pretty have it covered