1991 Mercury Tracer Repair and Maintenance
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1991 Mercury Tracer ProblemsPower Steering Pump/Gearbox Problems Due to Fluid Contamination
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.
If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.
1991 Mercury Tracer QuestionsI am not getting spark to the plugs (1 answer)
The distributor cap Ian showing spark if I test it with the tester but there is a positive indicator on the middle prong in the clip and wire leading into it. Battery is good it will try to start but no spark
1989 Mercury Tracer station wagon. 1.6L fuel injected engine with A/T. Has 188K miles.The car has an intermittent starting problem. Some days starts immediately, next day just cranks and cranks and won't start. When it starts, it runs good. I have replaced the battery, distributor (incl cap &...