1996 Mercury Tracer Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercury Tracer
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1996 Mercury Tracer ProblemsDistributor Shaft O-Ring Seal May Leak Oil
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.
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.
1996 Mercury Tracer QuestionsLost all power. (1 answer)
went home on lunch break. went to leave to go back to work, no power. key turns, no lights or noises made. just silence. tried screwing with the battery wires. I got nothing