Mercury Tracer Repair and Maintenance
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Mercury Tracer ProblemsPower Steering Pump/Gearbox Problems Due to Fluid Contamination
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.
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.
Mercury Tracer QuestionsWill an automatic transmission 2.0 from a 1997 fit/swap into a 1995 1.9? (1 answer)
We have a 1997 and 1999 for parts. Both have 2.0 engines with good transmissions and bad engines. We have a 1995 1.9 with a bad transmission, but good engine. We would like to know if the transmissions are exchangeable. Thanks!
Do i need a stronger batt or shouldnt the alt keep the car running. It dies as soon as i take the cables off.+ or -
I'm not getting any circulation out of transmission