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1996 Mercury Tracer CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Mercury REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Precautions -> Air Bag Systems -> Battery Ground Cable
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    Air Bag Systems

    Refer to and for air bag disarming and arming procedures.

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    Power Brake Units -> Troubleshooting -> Bendix Diaphragm Types -> Bendix Hydro-Boost Type -> Brakes Grab -> Erratic Booster Operation, Binding, Grabbing Or Sticking -> Hard Pedal Or No Assist -> No Or Slow Release -> No Power Assist
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    Complaints about power brake operation should be handled as if two separate systems exist. Inspect for faults in the hydraulic system first. If it is satisfactory, start inspecting the power brake circuit. For a quick inspection of proper power unit operation, press the brake pedal firmly and then start the engine. The pedal should fall away slightly and less pressure should be needed to maintain the pedal in any position.

    Another inspection begins with installation of a suitable pressure gauge in the brake hydraulic system. Take a reading with the engine Off and the power unit n...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> 1991-96 Escort, 1996-98 Tracer & 1991-94 Capri
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

    Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

    When installing the fuel filter, ensure the flow ar...

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove wheel and splash shield.
    • Raise staked portion of halfshaft retaining nut
    • Remove retaining nut and discard.
    • Remove cotter pin from tie rod end and separate tie rod end from steering knuckle using a suitable tie rod remover tool.
    • Remove lower ball joint clamp bolt and pry down on lower control arm to separate ball joint from steering knuckle.
    • Pull outward on steering knuckle/brake assembly.
    • Carefully pull halfshaft from steering knuckle and position knuckle aside.
    • Support transaxle with a suitable jack stand.
    • Remove four transaxle mount to crossmemb...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove nut that secures wiring connector to alternator.
    • Remove field terminal wiring connector.
    • Remove alternator upper mounting bolt that secures alternator to alternator adjusting arm.
    • Loosen alternator lower mounting bolt, then pivot alternator forward.
    • Remove alternator...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Powertrain Malfunction Indicator ->
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    This lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. After engine starts, the lamp should go off, unless a fault condition is detected in the powertrain system. If the lamp remains On a diagnostic trouble code is stored in the PCM. Following diagnosis and repair, the Powertrain Malfunction Indicator will automatically reset when stored diagnostic trouble codes are cleared from PCM memory. The PCM reset procedure allows the scan tool to command the PCM to clear all diagnostic trouble codes.

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GAS

    Lower

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition hose clamp from water pump inlet.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump inlet.
    • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator and from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GAS

    • Insert a 3/8 inch drive ratchet or breaker bar onto tensioner.
    • Rotate or lift tensioner to relieve te...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 1996 Mercury Tracer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    I/P Components Diagram for 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GASI/P Components Diagram for 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Warning Chime Module
  • Park Lamp Relay
  • Horn Relay
  • Rear Window Defrost Switch
  • Clutch Start Switch
  • Body Components Diagram for 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GASBody Components Diagram for 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Park Brake Switch
  • Right Rear Speaker
  • Hi Mount Stop Lamp
  • Left Rear Speaker
  • Rear Window Defrost Grid
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1996 Mercury Tracer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Electronic Radio/CD Player
  • 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Warning Chime Module
  • Ignition Switch Illumination Lamp
  • Map Lamp Assembly
  • Moonroof Drive Assembly
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1996 Mercury Tracer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1996 Mercury Tracer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1996 Mercury Tracer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1996 Mercury Tracer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1996 Mercury Tracer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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    $199.81

    Click here to view more details1998 Mercury Tracer Tail Light, Driver Side, Bulbs not included; DOT and SAE approved; A high quality, OE replacement tail light; Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty..

    Source: Auto Body Parts Store

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    Click here to view more details1998 Mercury Tracer Trio L4, 2 L, 1989 CC, 122 CID Rebuilt Engine, SOHC, Warranty: 3-Year/100,000 Mile, .

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    $2,020.00

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    Click here to view more details1997 Mercury Tracer Used A/C Compressor, 2.0, AUTO, FWD (integral AC), thru 7/14/02, Very Good.

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