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.
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1999 Mercury Tracer Problems
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.
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.
1999 Mercury Tracer Questions and Answers
How do I replace the tensioner assembly used for the serpentine belt?
how to change a power stering pump on a 1999 mercury tracer
i keep putting fliud in before i drive and its gone before a go a mile
Went to rplace brake pads and noticed rotors are bad but am having a hard tome getting them off. My repair manual i got don't even showw removal help anyone!!
Car stalls after driving about 20 minutes or so.
Took it to the garage. (All codes came back clean).
Bucks when trying to get into second gear via Overdrive.
Bucks when trying to go past 45 ...