Car won't start due to oil contamination in distributor on Mercury Tracer

The distributor may become internally contaminated with engine oil because of an internal seal failure. This causes ignition failure because the distributor cap has filled with oil. If this happens, the car will not start.

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Average mileage: 160,098 (160,098–160,098)
Engine affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder
9 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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1998 Mercury Tracer- 1.8L 4 Cylinder160,098
Just alot oil and smokes
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