My mercury sable is running rough when I start it but after a ilitle bit it is fine

Asked by Nov 01, 2017 at 08:35 PM about the 2000 Mercury Sable

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Year of car is 2000

1 Answer


hat usually indicates a blown head gasket, look for excess white smoke from the tailpipe at first then it also goes away about the same time as the rough running goes away. Check for coolant in the oil or oil in the coolant. You can also get a DIY kit at your local parts store or have your favorite shop run the tests.

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