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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$25.00
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace belt tensioner (1 reports)
1997 Mercury Tracer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Mercury Tracer Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 272001

(reported on)

Tracer

  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The Altenator bearings went out on my car because of a belt tensioner problem. The Altenator would make a loud rumbling noise. It curently has 50,000 miles on it and i bought it used in january 2000 with 15,000 miles on it. After i signed the papers for it i found out it was a rental car and it had been beaten severaly mechanicaly. I know spend an average of $50 a month to fix something on the car. Always ask to see the title of the car before you buy it, even if you buy it from a dealer like i did.

- , Chesterton, IN, USA

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