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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1991 Mercury Tracer

1991 Mercury Tracer

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1991 Mercury Tracer Problems

Engine -- Verified

Valve seats (components in the cylinder head that help seal the valve) can fall out. When this happens, it causes rough running and creates noise. Replacement of the cylinder head is commonly required to fix this problem.

Engine -- Verified

A cylinder head replacement could be needed if the vehicle overheats and causes the cylinder head to crack between the valves.

Engine -- Verified

An external Engine oil leak may develop from the distributor O-ring seal. A new O-ring seal will be needed to correct this leak.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Failure to change the power steering fluid can cause the fluid to become gray with metal particles. The contaminated fluid can damage the power steering pump resulting in a growling noise when the wheel is turned; the damaged pump will require replacement to eliminate the noise.. Life of the power steering gearbox and pump will be shortened if the fluid is not serviced regularly.

Engine -- Verified

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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.

1991 Mercury Tracer Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, June 25, 1993

Summary: THE ROLL PINS SECURING THE IGNITION LOCK IN THE STEERING COLUMN HOUSING CAN SEPARATE OR MOVE OUT OF POSITION.

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Engine, November 6, 1992

Summary: FATIGUE CRACKS CAN DEVELOP IN THE SOLDER JOINT BETWEEN THE FUEL RETURN TUBE AND THE FUEL PUMP SENDING UNIT LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK.

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Suspension & Steering, May 31, 1994

Summary: THE OFFSET TOE ADJUSTING PIN CAN FRACTURE UNDER CONDITIONS SUCH AS TORSIONAL LOADS, FLEXING MOTION, IMPACT LOADS, AND OVERTORQUING.

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1991 Mercury Tracer Questions and Answers

halffast mech, 1991 Mercury Tracer, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Indianapolis, IN

i have a 1989 merc tracer.at idel the engine speed goes up and down when the engine is at operating temp.it also stumbles on acceleration as though it is not getting fuel.this car has only 46000 mi...

pistalpete, 1991 Mercury Tracer, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Aurora, CO

what is an inertia switch

Visitor, 1991 Mercury Tracer, Douglasville, GA

when driving my 91 tracer wagon it has alot of play in the steering car goes from one side of road to the other how can i fix it

hmilette, 1991 Mercury Tracer, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Anchorage, AK

My car has a pre-ignition ping-knock @ initial start-up and also @ a low idle in gear and also w/air-conditioner on @ idle.

Visitor, 1991 Mercury Tracer, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Alpena, MI

OK for starters..my vehicle is a 1989 Mercury Tracer St. Wagon,w/5-speed manual,1.6cu.in. 4cyl. It's not listed on the questionaire ( year of vechile) so I fibbed about the year.
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