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I Need to change timing belt on a 1997 mercury

Need to change timing belt on a 1997 mercury tracer , Where do I start.

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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
Mike

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Does a broken timing belt permanently damage a Mercury Tracer

depends on the Engine in the car.

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.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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Depends on the main fault, Dealer = $380.oo to 480.oo Good local garage about half and if you clean the car real good maybe even less, we like working on good well keep clean cars. Remove any thing that might get gone - of value. Mostly we do not like the stuff in our way (if it is a dash problem) and if for any reason something falls under the seat and you can't find it you feel ripped off. 

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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try in manual free here https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owners_manuals/default.asp

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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Normally Speed sensors Located at Behind wheels.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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Does a broken timing belt permanently damage a Mercury Tracer


depends on the Engine in the car.

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.

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