1996 Mercury Tracer Repair and Maintenance
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1996 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.
1996 Mercury Tracer QuestionsWhat causes the transmission to pump fluid through the radiator? (2 answers)
I'm not getting any circulation out of transmission
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