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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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.
1993 Mercury Tracer Recalls (Recent)
1993 Mercury Tracer Questions and Answers
When my car is on i cant shift gears but when the car is off i can put it in gear but if i crank it up it shakes and rattles badly is that my clutch or transmission.
inertia switch keeps going bad.
i was driving my car down the road and it cut off. i have fuel and spark and my fuel pump is working because i can hear it prime.i checked all of my fuses inside the car and under the hood. any ideas?
i was driving my car and it cut off. it has fuel and spark and i can hear the fuel pump prime. i have checked all the fuses inside the car and under the hood.as a side note it was raining hard.plea...
1993 Mercury Tracer Reviews
I remember is so well. In 1999 a friend was helping me look for my first car and Car Max had quite a few. The 1993 Mercury Tracer was the best fit in price, driving comfort and fit me perfectly.
Power everything. I loved her. I named her Betsy. She drove GREAT! To work and home, I worked two jobs about 7 miles from each other. She was good on gas. Though you had to be driving at least 45 mph to get her AC to cool the air at times on very hot days over 80 degrees F. I got a ticket for doing such.
Then April 2001 came and friends begged me to come out dancing and I really did not want to. I finally went to meet them, but on my way there, a guy ran a red light and totaled her (by my auto insurance). My roommate found a mechanic to fix her up like good as new. Sure enough, he did, but there were issues with the catalytic converter and i did not want to deal with that. I had been looking for a new vehicle soon after the accident.
I went in to a dealership to check the colors of a Toyota Tacoma Black vs Dark Green. I got cornered and bought a Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner. I do not regret, but feel sad I let that sales guy rip me off (hindsight is sad, isn't it) by taker her, Betsy, as a $200 trade-in. I paid $5000 for the car. He took a working car for $200 and sold me a $15,000 truck for $28,000. I was young and dumb. That won't EVER happen again.
I miss Betsy.
Pretty good car. She has made it thur 4 trips back and forth to Texas. Great gas mileage. not a lot to complain about