1998 Mercury Tracer Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your Mercury Tracer’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1998 Tracer, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 Tracer’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Mercury Tracer transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Mercury Tracer transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Tracer’s not even driveable.

Mercury Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Tracers

According to Mercury, your Tracer’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Tracer should be exchanged regularly with Mercury-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 Tracer services and perform them according to Mercury-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Tracer’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Mercury Tracer Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Mercury Tracer transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Tracer a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Mercury Tracer Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Mercury's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Mercury tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your Tracer towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Tracer is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Tracer's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Mercury Tracer transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Mercury, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Mercury Tracer? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Mercury Tracer, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Who fixes Mercury Tracer transmission leaks? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Tracer transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Mercury Tracer if it has a transmission fluid leak? You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Tracer to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.