Thank you for writing in. Your vehicle should be equipped with a metal chain rather than a rubber belt. If you are going to replace the timing chain, make sure that you inspect the sprockets and other related components near the timing chain. Good luck!
〉 Answered on Nov 7th, 2020 by Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at AskPatty.com
Your 2002 Mercury Sable has a timing chain.
〉 Answered on Nov 7th, 2020 by LeeAnn Shattuck, Chief Car Chick at The Car Chick