98 Mercury Tracer starts missing and dies after 60 - 80 miles
Both times it was raining but not sure that is the issue. After the first time I went back the next day and it started and ran perfectly for another 60 + miles to bring home and continued to be fine for a week including during heavy rain. I checked ignition, cleaned and added dielectric grease to plug wires (plugs and wires are 1 year old), coil pack connector and ECU connector. Wiggled PDC connectors, ect.
After break my daughter is driving back to school (again raining) and it died again. It will run for about 1/4 mile getting progressively worse. Not a on/off failure. Wouldn't restart on the way back home after taking her to school (sat for 3 hours).
It might be electrical / wiring but can run good with rain. Seems to be more distance / tiime. I'm thinking fuel filter, relay, pump?
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First check to make sure the fuel shutoff is still on. When the engine jumps timing it is usually caused by either the water pump bearings went bad and seized or fell apart. The other is when the belt is old or excessively worn and breaks. Timing marks are dependent on engine size. 1.9 engines have single cam and all marks point straight up. 1.8 is more detailed depending on if it has 1 or 2 cams.
you need to checkout the pickup module or the crank sensor give the websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
Sound like you have camshaft where it should be at, align crankshaft pulley key way up, should have a mark or cut on crank gear there will be a mark on housing 12 o'clock align there. 2.0L engine code (p).Hope this was very helpful.Good luck.
1.9L SOHC (SEFI on Valve Cover)engine, no, they are non-interferance engines, put a new timing belt on it and go.
1.8 DOHC engine, yes, it will destroy the valves, head, pistons, and if really bad, the block too. These engines are interferance engines, where the valves just barely miss the piston as it comes up, and when the belt breaks it will hit the valves and destroy the engine.
I think you're right that it is the blower fan. It could be a bad connection on it - that will work when it's hot enough to dry it out, or it may be worn out or sticky.
It needs investigating anyway.
You could first try putting 12V across it to see if it is an electrical issue, or rotating it by hand when cool to see if it is siezing.
Sometimes replacement is needed, but could also be just a bad connection.