Oil Leak From Distributor Shaft Seal on Mercury Tracer

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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Average mileage: 97,800 (97,800–97,800)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
9 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
10 people reported this problem
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1998 Mercury Tracer - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 97,800 mi,
I had a very small oil leak I could not find. Just one or two drops of oil per night. It did not seem to increase when running and it only leaked less than half a quart in 4 months. Took it to a mechanic and he found the leak with some kind of dye. and Replaced the O ring. Cost was about $100 total.