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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 03:25 PM
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My '03 Sable DOHC, had a fail of the starter gear on the flex plate. Soft spot in the gear teeth. When I had the flex plate replaced, I had the TQ replaced as precaution. No labor, just parts. If I had to a TQ, I would do the flex plate as precaution. Just my experience. Parts cheap, labor expensive.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 05:02 PM
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My 2001 Sable had the TQ replaced with an "improved" one before I bought it, at around 60-70K miles. Now, at 170K, still working fine, in daily stop-and-go traffic.
My previous 1996 Sable had the TQ splines shredded at 200K. Since it had other issues (A/C blown) I let it go...

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