What is the timing on a 97 Mercury Tracer with a split port induction 2000 engine?
There is no ignition timing on the Tracer it is computer controlled. If you mean to ask how to time the engine when installing a timing belt, there is a pointer in one of the holes in the camshaft gear that should point to a dot in the cylinder head behind the gear (straight up). There is a small tab on the crankshaft gear when the pulley is removed that points straight up to a notch in ridge just above that gear.
By a reputable mechanic and every 60,000 miles. ========================================================== The 1999 Mercury Tracer scheduled maintenance guide shows to inspect the timing belt on the 2.0 liter , 1999 Mercury Tracer engine at 120,000 miles, and the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) shows to inspect the timing belt at 120,000 miles , replace if necessary To be on the safe side , I would replace the timing belt before that
On a 1999 Mercury Tracer , 2.0 liter four cylinder engine : According to the 1999 Mercury Tracer maintenance shedule : ( inspect at 120,000 miles ) According to the Gates website : ( inspect at 120,000 miles , replace if required , but I noticed according to the Gates website that it is an INTERFERENCE engine )