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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

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GAS

Passenger Cars

Prior to disconnecting battery, record preset radio frequencies.

After the battery has been disconnected and connected again, abnormal drive conditions may be present while the powertrain control module relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more to relearn the strategy.

Aspire
  • Disconnect battery ground cable and isolate.
  • Wait one minute for back-up power supply to deplete stored energy.
  • Remove four driver's side air bag module mounting bolts.
  • Disconnect driver's side air bag module...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

Anti-lock Brakes -> Aspire, Escort & Tracer -> Troubleshooting -> Visual Inspection
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GAS

Visual Inspection

Verify concern by driving vehicle. Look for problems in other areas which may affect ABS: suspension and steering components, tire integrity and air pressure, wheel bearings and brake components common to all brake systems. The hydraulic anti-lock actuator assembly is not serviceable and ...

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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 Trio 1.9 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 Trio 1.9 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Remove nut that secures wiring connector to alternator.
  • Disconnect snap in type wiring connectors from alternator.
  • On models equipped with air conditioning, remove air conditioning accumulator support clip from alternator bracket and position it aside.
  • On all models, remove a...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Low Oil Level Warning Indicator ->
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GAS

This system is used to indicate when the engine oil level is 11/2 quarts or more below the specified level. The lamp should light during engine starting. If the oil level is sufficient, the lamp will go off when the engine is operating. If the ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Tracer AUTOMOBILES

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

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove right front fender splash shield and left front fender splash shield.
  • Remove lower radiator hose from radiator.
  • On vehicles with automatic transaxle, remove lower oil cooler inlet tube from radiator.
  • Lower vehicle.
  • On vehicles with automatic transaxle and A/C,remove air deflector seal located between radiator and fan shroud.
  • On all models, remove upper oil cooler inlet tube from radiator.
  • Remove engine air intake resonator ...

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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+.

Body Components Diagram for 1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GASBody Components Diagram for 1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Right Backup Lamp
  • Left Front Door Speaker
  • Left Backup Lamp
  • Left Front Door Lock Switch
  • Hi Mount Stop Lamp
  • Fuel Filter Diagram for 1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GASFuel Filter Diagram for 1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Filter
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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 Trio 1.9 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Warning Chime Module
  • Ignition Switch Illumination Lamp
  • Map Lamp Assembly
  • Moonroof Drive Assembly
  • 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Rear Window Defrost Switch
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Rear Window Defrost Grid
  • On Indicator
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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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