Question about 1999 Mercury Tracer

1 Answer

Car problems I have a 1999 mercury tracer that has 184,000 miles. I'm the third owner....just recently purchased the car for my teen and now I'm being told that it needs a valve lifter. I'm curious as to how well this make/model car will stand up even after the repairs? Does this vehicle have a strong or weak reputation for the most part? A great analogy to that would be toyota or honda vs. the reputation and dependability of a jaguar. Been there done that one too. Lol!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

Befor you make a call on the lifters you may want to see when the last time the timing belt was done and if there is no info as to when it was last done I would check the timing first and if the marks are off. the belt may be streched and that could be what is causing the niose.Even if the marks are on I would still change it or you could bend your valves. Im guessing the engine is a mazda engine and a 16v from what your decribing it sounds more like a timing belt and not lifters . If I am wrong I would reccomeng doing a oil change and use castrol 10w 30 synthetic its saved me several times.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1997 mercury tracer o2 sensor removal


Replacement of oxygen sensors on a 1997 Mercury Tracer LS. Sell the Tracer and buy a Ford Focus, or 2010 Chevy Cobalt, or a new Chevy Cruze, or a Ford Fiesta. This solution is best if your Tracer has over 130,000 miles on it.

Feb 16, 2012 | 1997 Mercury Tracer

1 Answer

I'm wanting to know the longevity of a Chevy 5.7L


If you are only at 184,000 miles, it all depends on how much and how you drive this van. If you keep up on your routine maintance, drive it respectively, you should get well over 300,000 miles total from this engine.
Each person drives differently, so if you are the only driver and it's only driven to and from work + minor local driving (shopping etc.) this engine should last you as long as you own the vehicle. For a 98, 184,000 isn't bad - have seen less because owners are that particular about how often and how far they drive the vehicle, some of which have a secondary that they use for their more frequent traveling. It all depends on what you use this vehicle for.
I hope this information is helpful.
carsandcomps

Aug 20, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Astro

1 Answer

99 nissan maxima, 184,000 miles wont start


Your crankshaft sensor doesn't always make the light blink. I'm almost positive it your crankshaft sensor.

May 18, 2010 | 1999 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

When I put it 4-wheel drive I heaar a loud poping or snaping. Also when driving down the road I feel a slight vibration. It seems to be on the drivers side. I replaced the wheel bearings last year. The...


I think your balljoints in front are bad. On 4x4 I repaired recently, both of them where bad and it had a lot of vibration. I'm guessing it doesn't happen when it's only in 2wd.

Jan 27, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

I'm trying to remove the axle shafts on my 1999 mercury tracer and have encountered some difficulty. I've sucessfully done this many times before but this time is different. I can't get either shaft out to...


This can be a difficult job i suggest watching this video as it has tips and tricks to remove that hard to remove axle's Good Luck !1

We Are Here To Help !!

Donald Deane MCSE,ASE,CPO

Aug 25, 2017 | 1999 Mercury Tracer

1 Answer

I have a 1999 mercury tracer that has 184,000 miles. I'm the third owner....just recently purchased the car for my teen and now I'm being told that it needs a valve lifter. I'm curious as to wonder how...


good for the most part, it got to 184,000 miles didn't it.
WHy do you think it needs a lifter? IS it nosiy?

This is not a big job. Shouldn't cost over $200.

SECTION 303-01A: Engine — 2.0L SPI 1999 Escort/Tracer Workshop Manual
IN-VEHICLE REPAIR Valve Tappet Removal
sxf~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If removing more than one valve tappet, mark the components removed for proper location.
  1. Remove the valve cover (6582); refer to Valve Cover .
  1. Remove the rocker arm (6564).
  1. Remove the valve tappet(s).
    1. Remove the valve tappet guide plate retainer(s).
    1. Remove the valve tappet guide plate(s)
    1. Remove the valve tappet(s).
Installation
  1. NOTE: Lubricate the valve tappet(s) with Super Premium 5W30 SAE Motor Oil XO-5W30-QSP or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C153-G before installing.
    NOTE: Always return the valve tappet (6500) to their original bores unless they are being replaced.
    NOTE: The oil feed hole in the valve tappets must face away from the oil feed hole in the cylinder head (6049).
    NOTE: Be certain the valve tappet guide plate retainer tabs are toward the rear of the cylinder head , and the valve tappet guide plate tabs are toward the front of the cylinder head.
    To install, reverse the removal procedure.
1d27007.gif

Apr 22, 2009 | Mercury Tracer Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Blue low engine coolant temperture indicator light is on


I also recently bought a 2002. According to the owner's manual the blue light does not indicate a problem unless it stays on after the car warms up. If you have an automatic it will not shift into fourth gear until the coolant warms up at which time the light should go off. Have only had the car for a week and notice the blue light goes off after a mile or two of driving in temperatures in the teens to 30's. I don't know how much outside temp affects it.

Mar 13, 2009 | 2002 Toyota ECHO

1 Answer

1999 mercury Grand Marques car won't idle


it sounds like the idle control valve is sticking. it is located at the throttlebody where the air inlet is. try tapping the valve to see if the idle is ok if so the valve should be replaced

Nov 20, 2008 | 1999 Mercury Tracer

1 Answer

Mercury tracer Charging issue


sounds like a bad alternator! an a short causing the shock

Nov 02, 2008 | 1994 Mercury Tracer

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Mercury Tracer Logo

149 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercury Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Are you a Mercury Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...