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'93 Mercury Sable, Heater Core Replacement

Q: I have smoke coming from my vents in my '93 Mercury Sable. It only happens when I use the defroster. I was told that it could be the heater core. Since I am a single mother, I have to make the repairs myself. Can you tell me where the core is located? I don't see any moisture from leaks or anything. Can you please help me?

- Cathy

A: Before you even think about replacing the heater core in your Mercury Sable you must be sure that the heater core needs replacing. Why? Heater core replacement on your vehicle is a 6 to 8 hour job and that is by a technician that has skill and practice with replacing heater cores in these vehicles. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being most difficult, the Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus really work at being an 11. This is not a repair that I would suggest undertaking unless time and information is on your side. Some experience would be helpful as well. Take the time to think this over before you start because it is a difficult and time consuming job.

 
     
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