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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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  • bob_caretti Mar 09, 2009

    Don't have a way to get the diag codes unless I can cycle the key (like a Chrysler)? The check engine light is on though...

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what code do u have?

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U can go to any autozone, kragen or other chain auto parts stores and they will run the trouble code test for free, let me know what they find if anything, this also may be a fuel pressure problem

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