1997 Mercury Tracer Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercury Tracer
1997 Mercury Tracer Problems
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.
1997 Mercury Tracer Questions
the fan doesn't come on at all but car hasn't gotten hot
The timing belt had 3 ribs missing so I replace that and the belt tensioner with new parts. Followed the repair manual on timing the engine. It still will not start. I have spark and fuel. When I turn the crank by hand it jumps time at the crank. Do I need to replace the crankshaft sprocket? Or ...
My son just drove the car 200+ miles back to college. Upon arrival he noticed oil leak. He hasn't driven the car since. Checked the oil and little to none left. Any suggestions on where it could be leaking or what the problem could be?
1997 Mercury Tracer Recalls
1997 Mercury Tracer Reviews
Bought this car in 2012 with over 200K miles. while it does run well, many parts even after repaired still break. For instance the exause was broken and even after having broken parts replaced two different time it remains broken. Also motor problems persist after fixing. These are decent cars yet do have lots of problems later in life.
This was my first vehicle, i purchased it with about 30,000 miles on it back in 2000. I have to say this vehicle was by far the most reliable, great gas mileage and very minor problems for these past 10 years!! I let a friend borrow it for a couple of months and he totaled it!! I regret it everyday since the incident happened. 2 thumbs way up!! for the 97 Mercury Tracer.