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Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 1997 Mercury Tracer is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 2.0 liter engine should be cool to the touch when you check it. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Tracer is located and how to check the coolant level. If you need to add anti-freeze, be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of coolant to add - in Mercurys, it usually located in a section titled Fluid Capacities towards the end of your manual. See our video on how to add engine coolant for tips on adding coolant to your Tracer.
Always wear safety goggles when working on your Tracer. Taking off the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to up explosively and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Tracer for head gasket leakage.
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Is the clock in your car ahead or behind? Learn how to set it here!1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan