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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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9 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
14 people reported this problem