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Dennis my husband was working on his Mercury 1999 tracer when he accidently cut the power steering cable. Hints on how to replace it

He is a backyard mechanic but we can not afford to take it in. He wants to do it himself. He has found the peice but are their tricks or suggestions

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It depend on what you mean by ''cable''. Do you mean power steering hose? If so, you should first make sure it's not the high pressure one. If so, its hard to patch up, and it would probably be cheaper to buy one used. The return line has less pressure, so it is patchable.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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SOURCE: 1999 Mercury Cougar powersteering hose leak

if that is the case the fitting is probably cracked and unless you replace that fitting it will continue to leak.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: serpentine belt for 1998 mercury tracer

Hey there MSM,

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator. The routing diagram is on one of the radiator supports.
  • The tensioner pulley is near the Alternator toward the center of the engine. It's on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Mercury Cougar 1999 V6 Starting problem.

To remove the alternator, you have to remove the serpentine belt. They have a tensioner in which you place a socket wrench and pull on it and it loosens the belt. Before removing the belt notice how it is routed. Some vehicles have a diagram on the hood or on the front near the grill.You take the belt off. Then you remove the alternator by removing the bolts attaching the alternator to the engine. There are two or three bolts you have to remove. Two of them are fairly big bolts. About a size 14 metric or so. Disconnect the negative battery cable battery so you won't hit any grounds.Then take off the plugs from the alternator and the small nuts that hold the wires. Notice how they are placed before removing so you can know where each plug goes.Then replace the new alternator. Plug it back up and install the same way you took it out.Replace the belt starting from the left to right and pull on the tensioner and reinstall.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: speedometer quits, loss of power steering

first of all, the power steering pump doesn't stop working and then start working usually they are just bad. second of all it shouldn't take 3 hrs to change speed sensor, and last the vss could cause all symptoms, if the car has variable assist steering the speed sensor could effect this

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: power steering leak on passengers side of 1999 mercury sable.

If it "RED" in color, like p/s fluid, and coming from the BOOT, then its your p/s rack assembly.The unit has to be replaced and alignment reset. ..also check the HOSES they are prone to leak also...hope this helped..GL

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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