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In the video above, we show you how to fix minor oil leaks in your 1997 Mercury Tracer. We will show you specifically how to determine if the fluid leaking from your Tracer is oil, check your oil level and fix the oil leak using stop leak. Extremely low oil levels can critically damage your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the 1997 Tracers with the 2.0 liter engine are often due to a bad seal in the drain plug - the metal washer in your drain plug can only be tightened a few times before it loses its ability to seal and should be replaced periodically to prevent leaking. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your Tracer, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim.
Fixing minor oil leaks is fairly straightforward, but first, make sure that your engine is cold and that your Tracer is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low. Check our What is Leaking? video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your Tracer if you are unsure.
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
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Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
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Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan