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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.
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?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
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan