1. Remove Filter - All of the steps needed to remove the air filter
2. Assess Filter - Determine if your old filter needs replacement
3. Replace Filter - Insert the filter and put everything back in place
4. More Info. - Additional thoughts on checking the filter
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The engine air filter in your 1993 Mercury Sable cleans the air that enters your engine. Checking and replacing the air cleaner in your 1993 Sable at least once a year will help you get better gas mileage. A dirty air filter will cause your Sable to lose 1 - 3 mpg; depending on your driving, you can improve your fuel economy and save 70 - 100 gallons of gas per year simply by changing your filter regularly. The video above, shows you where the engine air filter is located in your Sable and how to check it!
In addition to improving the fuel economy of your Sable, replacing your air filter will improve the performance of your engine. These filters are fairly inexpensive, so check out our parts page for great deals and coupons on a new one (tip: buy several air filters for your 1993 Sable so you can easily replace it with a new one if it is dirty.)
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often
If your car blows hot air when your air conditioner is turned on, try recharging the freon first
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here