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Where is the neutral safety switch on a 1997 mercury sable?

I have been trying to diagnose my old 1997 Mercury Sable and now I am 99% sure it is the Transmission Range Sensor that has gone out as its symptoms match perfect to that problem with the the check seat belt light coming on and off, the power windows won't work and the power steering alternates between working and not working. If I put it into Neutral or Park, everything immediately works fine again and there are no codes present either.

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It is part of/incorporated into the transmission range selector switch. The switch is under the hood on the transmission where the shift cable connects to the shift post. See picture


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SOURCE: i have a 96 mercury sable when istop it shifts to neutral

it sounds like you need your shifter cable adjusted or replaced or you may have a major motor mount problem that when you decel and acel you are rocking that cable out of postion. but i think it will just take a small adjustment. good luck

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 94 Mercury Sable is stuck in neutral

shifting linkage is shot...time to see a mechanic($80-125)

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SOURCE: "ac not working for 1997 mercury sable"

sounds like is low on freon.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I HAVE A 1997 MERCURY SABLE, ONE OF THE PROBLEMS

you have a bad ground

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 mercury sable power windows dont work

I HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM AND IT is so aggravating I have tryed every thing changed relays fuses every thing and nothing works im at the point where im going to smash my windows out its now spring and the heat is not helping me at all my airconditioning doesnt work either a whole nother story if you find out the problem PLEASE PLEASE tell me i beg you i have a hour drive to work everyday IMNUTS !!!@#@!#$%

Posted on May 04, 2010

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