1998 Mercury Tracer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercury Tracer

1998 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.

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.

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1998 Mercury Tracer Questions

water dripping under the dash

What needs to be fixed. Seems like not getting rite amount of fuel, maybe air but runs better with 89 octane. Also, I can kick in passing gear when it acts up starting up a hill, and it will come out of it and go on. No check engine lights have come on. Runs fine unless fuel gets sloshed arou...

have check everything with wiring. Any suggest where I could find the bad connection? I have purchase different switches replace them. Please help single gal needing help.

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1998 Mercury Tracer Reviews

I LOVE my Tracer! Bought in 11/2000 with about 45K miles. Currently has 209K miles (as of 7/2011) & still runs very well! Have had to do very little non-routine maintenance. I get average of 32-33 mpg; >90% of my driving is on the highway. I will be VERY sad when I have to get another car; I plan to drive this one until the end. I've never really had to drive the car in the snow, so I can...

Fun little car mine is actually good in snow up in NY only drawback would be brakes and stiff seats. Happily recommend this car tho gettin 25/34 mpg to and from work. Cruising along at 127k miles will drive it till i dies.

This is a good car just does not handle well in snow. It also has problems with suspension often

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