Question about 1997 Mercury Tracer
Need to change timing belt on a 1997 mercury tracer , Where do I start.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hey there MSM,
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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
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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