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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Mercury Tracer transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Mercury Tracer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012000

Tracer 2.0L 4l

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

I noticed this problem just after we bought the car. The torque converter locks in and out when ever press or depress the gas pedal. I took it to transmission repair shop and had a technician go with me on a test drive he said it was normal. The tranny burned up at a 110,000 miles. I do not believe this is how it should work. I was thought that the torque converter will lock up over a certain speed and unlock below that speed or when up over the lock up speed when you hit the brakes.

- , Rigby, ID, USA

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