This is not too bad of a job. Just remove the nuts (There should be 2 that hold the assembly). One of the nuts on mine was rusted bad, so I had to cut through it with a dremmel. Then I used a pickle fork/ joint seperator to separate the old ball joint. Murray's has joint seperator kits as a part of their tool loaner program, so you don't have to buy one just for this job. I slid the new ball joint reassembled and was ready to go!
if you don't have a fork then just take the nuts off and and turn the steering wheel back and forth realy hard and fast and sometimes it will come strait out
you can also look the car up as a Mazda 323 its the same carTry an import auto parts store. The 1989 Tracer shows to be a 1989 MERCURY TRACER-IMPORT. .
Hey Adam==Get a manual from the parts store and it will give you the procedure and pictures. GoodluckJoe
it has timing marks on it, look!
The 1989 Mercury Tracer 1.6 liter engine cylinder head bolt torque specification is 135 pounds. The cylinder head bolts should be torqued in 45 pound intervals.
On a 1989 Mercury Tracer , 1.6 liter four cylinder engine : firewall 1-----2-----3-----4 front of vehicle > driver
Well if you're doing your standard fluid/filter change, just measure how much you removed, and replace that much.
ignition control module is located under the distributor cap
timing belt broke?
It is in a housing on the engine end of the upper rad hose. When replacing it make sure the spring is toward the engine.
In a 1989 Mercury Sable : Both the 3.0 and the 3.8 litre V6 engines have a timing CHAIN
PULL THE DIPSTICK!! the dip stick is located between the engine and the battery on the driver's side under the hood!
It's doable, but not really feasible. Especially for a car as old as that and which doesn't have any particular collector's value. You'd be sinking a lot more money into it than it's worth.
It is a U-joint and it is actually pretty easily done with some basic tools. Here is a short write up of how to do it: http://www.myjeepxj.com/index.php?page=u-joint-replacement
where is turn signal relay located at 1989 mercury sable
According to my Chilton's Auto Repair manual : For a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis : With engine oil filter change : Both the 5.0 / 302 and the 5.8 / 351 take ( 5.0 U.S. quarts )
24 city / 32 highway / 5 speed manual transmission 23 city / 26 highway / 3 speed automatic transmission According to fuel economy . gov ( U.S. gallon )
Where is the radio amplifier in a 1989 mercury couger
The 1989 model, 50 hp Mercury outboard has a listed dry weight of 188 lbs.
1989 mercury black max
I have a 89 tracer with a 5 speed manual transmission. When I had the transmission oil changed they removed the speedometer cable from the transmission and filled it through the odometer drive mounting hole. I laughed at the mechanic but he said that was the only way to do it. If there is no other hole to check the oil I guess you may have to pull the odometer cable to check it!!! Hope this helps you out. RG
The fuel filter is a black cylinder that has a rubber hose coming straight out the bottom and curved when going in the top. It is smaller than a soda can and is bolted to the wall furthest from the front fender under the hood and is in the vicinity of the batter.
According to my Chilton's Auto Repair Manual : For a 1989 Mercury Topaz ( front wheel drive ) ( 15.9 US. gallons )
The 1989 Mercury Topaz has a curb weight of 1,183 kilograms. This translates into an Imperial Weight of 2,608 pounds.