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2005 Sable LS - 80K miles. Drove around this morning fine.

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2005 Sable LS -...

2005 Sable LS - 80K miles. Drove around this morning fine. Never an issue with this car. Came out of O'Reilly's, cranked it and it ran really rough for a bit then shut down. Turned over and over but no run. Sprayed starter fluid into it and it ran until the vapor was gone. I'm trying to determine if it's a fuel pump relay or the fuel pump.

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Mercury. The Mercury Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes. I'm broke.

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Just what I've described. I have to get it towed back to my house, so I thought I'd see if there was a way to check the relay before towing.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Mercury Mechanic should be aware of about your Mercury?

Runs like a scalded dog.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Mercury
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Hello, I am Randall. In order to help at this stage? do you have a testlight? or at least a voltmeter? testlight would be better

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