1997 Mercury Tracer Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercury Tracer
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1997 Mercury Tracer ProblemsProblem With Idle Air Bypass Valve May Cause Engine Performance Problems
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.
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.
1997 Mercury Tracer Questionswhere fan relay is located and what it looks like (2 answers)
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?