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.
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1991 Mercury Tracer
1991 Mercury Tracer Problems
A cylinder head replacement could be needed if the vehicle overheats and causes the cylinder head to crack between the valves.
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.
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.
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)
Summary: THE ROLL PINS SECURING THE IGNITION LOCK IN THE STEERING COLUMN HOUSING CAN SEPARATE OR MOVE OUT OF POSITION.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
1991 Mercury Tracer Questions and Answers
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...
what is an inertia switch
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
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.