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Sablekid last won the day on July 27 2017

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    1990 Mercury Sable GS, 2009 Grand Marquis Ultimate Edition, 1987 Sable LS
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  1. Its strange. We tested all the circuits and components. Everything was correct and all had correct amperage draw. Tested for grounding etc. Nothing. The shop manual had an extensive troubleshooting list on these all of which resulted in "Replace EIC" if everything else checks okay. The picture shows one of the many odd behaviors it had. It would consistently blink, ghost, beep, display codes, varying speeds, shut completely off. Sometimes it would operate but without any lights. Very erratic.
  2. Replaced the EIC and works like a dream. The gas/temp gauge also works again. Not sure what the issue was, but when the shop manual says "replace EIC" after every complication listed there must be no fix for these once they go out. Only problem is, I lost the true mileage. Once it started to fail it reset the car's mileage to only 56...hah.
  3. Converting to analog would be our next option if the digital replacement also fails.
  4. Well, pretty sure the EIC is shot. I cant even get it into self test mode. We've tested every diode, connection, and what have you and its all good. Strange. So, I had to order a used one. Hopefully there are no further problems. If it works, great! If not....back to the drawing board. It would be SO nice to know what speed I'm going I did manage to snag all NOS rear glass panels and tail lights as well!
  5. Its in relatively good shape still. However the rear quarter panels are starting to lose bottom trim due to rust beginning to weaken the panel. Its either attack the issue now or wait and possibly create more work later on. Were the panels coated without the side trim? At minimum the trim/bumpers need work due to fading, cracks, and scratches. The door jam issue is fine. We know how to professionally paint and have all of the equipment to do so along with complete body restoration. We have done a few other vehicles before so it would be completely dismantled and done top to bottom. I want this car to look showroom new. Its so very very rare to see these in top notch shape and this is an excellent, well preserved car to accomplish this. But, time is beginning to take its toll. After 30 years on the road there are various other scratches and dents I'd like to see removed. I agree with red, black, and silver being best choices to match interior. Either it will stay the same color or I was thinking along the lines of this...
  6. Yeah, I went awol for a while, but I'm back! Hmmm, I did read somewhere that it could potentially be the speed sensor. We need to check the wiring diagram to see if that is a possibility. After much deliberation we've decided to go ahead and actually do a new paint job. Which means we will be attacking and ridding this car of rust once and for all....also means a lot of body work too My 90 hasn't been on the road in at least two years and has rusted pretty bad, so it will donate its parts to ensure long life to this one. Which leads to the question.....what color? I like the red, but if we're starting from scratch might as well consider our options. I've been thinking with the super red interior a nice glossy black would be real nice. I've only viewed this car in black in one commercial and in the brochures and love it...would look real nice with the all new headlight set I have for this...seems like people only ever chose white, that weird blue, or red. Whatever color we choose, it certainly is time if this thing is going to stay around a while. She got the royal treatment today of a hand wash
  7. Has it really been almost 2 years? Anyways, I thought I'd post something seeing as I've just lurked now for a while. This car is still on the road and looks as good as the day I bought it. I ended up selling my 89 LS but took the old basket weave rims with me. I thought having an original rim set would be best. I've been itching to do a little paint work on the bumpers and trim. New K&N intake and some basic changes here and there. I do have an issue though. I'm hoping someone has an answer for the digital clusters. A little while back it had started to flash on and off here and there. Now, its off about 95% of the time. I also kept getting weird readings where it would gauge the speed at 10 mph then flash to 188 mph. We disconnected it and tested all the innards and corrected any issues, but still no luck. Could it be a possible grounding issue or perhaps another sensor somewhere else? The voltage regulator wasn't testing correctly so I have another one to replace it. Just curious if anyone has experience with these being faulty and maybe has an answer. Interestingly, my 89 was having the same issues.
  8. 1989 Mercury Sable LS

    Car is now listed and up for sale by the road 1750.00 Asking 1K from club members looking for a great oldie.
  9. 1989 Mercury Sable LS

    Thanks Brian. To be fair and honest too. This car did have the basket weave rims. But they were swapped to the 90 which had these hub caps on them. And just to put it out there. I'd let this car go to a club member for a pretty darn low price just to ensure survival and because it does need the work done mentioned above.
  10. 1989 Mercury Sable LS

    So, I've come to a point where I have just too many vehicles. I had to make the choice and this girl made the chopping block. I have a fairly nice 1989 Sable up for grabs. I wanted to offer it here before setting it to the road so it may have the chance for a good home. I bought this about 3 years ago down in the detroit metro area. Had 68K on it and now has 74,150 currently sitting on it. To the details. Pros: Fairly rust free. Does have some small spots around the wheel wells as usual. And some spotting along the door trim. Drives quite smoothly Digital dash and auto climate control (air needs recharge and IS retrofitted) K&N air filter Very clean interior, only minor wear and tear Very clean engine, shifts beautifully. Power doors, windows, seats, and keyless entry (do have code) Has cruise control. Newer headlamps...not foggy excluding lightbar (per the norm) Woodgrain trimmed doors (I have heard this was sort of uncommon to see) Clock, rear-defrost, power antenna, auto lamp. The bad: Needs new wiper transmission. Still works just fine, however the off position resets to UP instead of resting back down. Had gotten caught on ice last winter. Window has crack Rear driver tail light has crack Digital dash works, but system monitor tends to go out. Just needs connector cleaned. Radio is out (cassette works) have replacement radio that goes with if wanted. Otherwise I assume the next owner will replace with modern player anyways. Tires have good tread, but are older. Body overall good. Really seems to just have some door dings, though they're small. 3.8 engine (I know some see this as a con) Muffler is alright, but getting a little bit of a growl. If I hadn't owned a fleet of these I would have just kept it. Good daily driver for a couple years. Nice power in the engine. Really, with 4 vehicles, the maintenance, licensing, and insurance just adds up to too much. We want to begin to fully restore my 1990 so resources will be dedicated to another car and currently in the process of starting a business...free time is getting limited. I don't really have a set price asking. I figured I'd offer it for sale to the club and see if anyone has interest. Just make an offer and we'll talk! A couple members here have seen this car in person and did admire its general good condition and clean interior.
  11. Jeff's 92 Sable Gs Restoration Log

    Yep, I know how it goes. I sold my 02 Sable to the neighbor and luckily they take very nice care of it. But, my 89 Sable is currently for sale. Its in fairly nice condition and low miles....so im apprehensive of selling it to just anyone for fear of the scenario you just described!
  12. 89 Sable Ls - And Hello :)

    I think she looks sharp up here in mid-Michigan
  13. Hey guys, Sorry for such a late response I can now say its ME...its mine...ALLL MINE...lol no really, im the one that bought it. I haven't been on at all lately...Im suddenly finding myself in the prospects of purchasing a business. So ive been a bit busy...not really busy....mostly suppressing the urge to upchuck at the thought of owning my own business. Both exciting and terrifying.... Pretty much nothing has been done to the car since its arrival as Ive been swamped at both work and working out this business deal among other things. She's finally plated and insured but I haven't been driving much at all due to the tint issue. If I do take her out its windows down. really....there isn't much time left for me to drive her anyways as winter is beginning to rear its ugly head. Any further updates shall go right in this here thread...so its not really dead.... Anyways, I now have 3 Gen 1 Sables. A bit crazy..yes....kinda cool...of course. However, if this business sale goes through Im basically going to have 0 money as it will have to be dumped right back into it to ensure viability. Perhaps a nice 1990 Gen 1 will soon be on the market (if you happen to know anyone interested.......) But that's for another time....anyways.... I have to admit....the red on this car with the original Gen 1 front end and chrome wheels gets a lot of looks......whether they're good or not...who knows....but it definetely is an attention grabber
  14. Ice last year tore up the windshield transmission...finally got around to the replacement this week! just in time too....so much rain this week.....