2nd gear useless in mercury sable


#1

Can anyone tell me why the “2” gear in the A/T of my Mercury Sable feels more like a “Drive” setting? I’m wondering how expensive it would be to adjust so that it actually feel like a 2nd gear… Thanks!


#2

You may be right, 2nd gear may be Hi. To find out, check the Haynes, or Chilton’s, for your make model year. The transmission shift linkage may need adjusting.


#3

I know what you are saying. My wife refuses to drive a clutch, so I have to put up with driving her silly slugomatics.

On her 95 Taurus I can lock it in 1st no problem, but shift to second & in certain climbing situations the silly/PITA trans will hunt back & forth between 2nd & 3rd. Makes me crazy. But thats just the way it is. Theres no way to lock 2nd gear.

Have you thought about upgrading to a manual transmission?


#4

Thanks for the feedback – I’d love to replace it with a manual but the “wife dynamic” rules that out…


#5

Good idea – thanks a lot!