Home › Forums › Stay Dirty Lounge › Service and Repair Questions Answered Here › 1994 Mercury Sable – 3.8L – Won’t Start consistently. › 1994 Mercury Sable – 3.8L – Won’t Start consistently. January 21, 2020 at 3:53 am #895854 Richard KirshyParticipant If there are no codes. I’d start with the basics. See if you can get it to start using starter fluid. If it starts up. Check fuel pressure at the rail. Might try smoking it for vacuum leaks. Next would be compression.