Have some Sable issues...
So I finally want to address an issue on my 1989 Mercury Sable 3.8L V6 that has been going on for a while now and has just been ignored.
When going to start the vehicle it will sometimes start right up, but most of the time it will just crank and not start... (holding the key will result in the cranking stopping after maybe 2 seconds) And then letting go of the key and trying to start it again right away usually works.
I haven't been worried about this problem because the car usually starts right up on that second attempt. But yesterday afternoon I was waiting for my wife to get off work and was idling in park listening to the radio for about 7 minutes when the car started running rough (like it was out of gas) and then it died... I tried to start it up and nothing but that 2 seconds of cranking... tried 3 more times and then decided to leave it until she got out to the car. By that time 4 minutes had passed maybe and I tried to start it up again and it worked.
So far I have tested the battery even under load, its good. The Starter, alternator, starter solenoid and voltage regulator have all recently been replaced. Grounds and terminal connections are good and tight.
There always seems to be some hesitation to the start of the car, even if it starts on the first try. Please any help on this would be great!