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The video above shows to check the coolant hoses in your 1997 Mercury Tracer. The coolant hoses (radiator hoses) carry engine coolant through your engine and will eventually wear out. You can avoid getting stranded by identifying signs of extreme wear before they break. In 1997 Tracers with the 2.0 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. Look for cracks in the hoses and analyze the brittleness or squishiness of the hoses in your Tracer - if the hoses are hard to squeeze or squeeze very easily, it's time to replace them. The video above shows you where coolant hoses on your 1997 Tracer LS are located and the steps needed to analyze them.
Never attempt to replace a hose that is connected to your air conditioner - these hoses contain refrigerant that is under pressure and can blind you. AC problems are always best left to your professional mechanic.
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
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today1997 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
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan