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Checking the oil in a Tracer is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Mercury have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 1997 Mercury Tracer. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Tracer. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your Tracer is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your Tracer is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.
Is the clock in your car ahead or behind? Learn how to set it here!1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
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
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
Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan