How do you replace the water pump on a 1993 Mercury Tracer?
Well unfortunately the water pump is in behind the timing belt and the serpentine belt and you have to take all that off to get to the water pump. In the process of doing it now. Not a whole lot of room in there to work on. Once you replace the water pump, then you can put the timing belt back in (make sure timing marks are in place). Then move on to putting serpentine belt back on and all the rest that you had to remove to get to the water pump.
Where is the neutral safety or reverse light switch on a 1993 Mercury Tracer and how do you replace it?
The location of the belt tentioner is slightly different, but the serpentine belt diagram is the same as the Ford Taurus. I have a '95 Mercury Tracer with a 1.9 liter engine, and the pattern is identical with the '98 Ford Taurus. The 1.9 liter engine used with the Tracer, was used in other Ford models, so a quick cross reference with other Ford vehicles may also help if you ever need help with other…
Remove the tire. Use a C clamp to wider the caliper gap a bit to remove it from the rotor, and to allow room for the newer (thicker) pads. Unbolt and support the caliper (NEVER let the caliper hang by the brake hose), it's fairly straight forward from there. Try to replace the springs that hold them in place, instead of reusing them.