If a 96 Mercury Tracer Trio 1.9 is the same as a 1996 Mercury Tracer, the information is found on page 1-22 of the Haynes Repair Manual "Ford Escort and Mercury Tracer 1991 through 2000" To summarize, there is a connector on the manual transaxle that provides a mechanical sensor linkage to the speedometer and an electrical connector with two conductors. The connector is found at the back of the transaxle, accessible from the top. The connector must be removed in order to check the fluid level. I had to build a very long extension (about 21 inches) to use a 10 mm socket to loosen the small bolt. Once the bolt is removed, a clip can be slid off. Please note the orientation of the clip, perhaps by marking the top side with the notation "top." Then, the electrical connector has to be released. On my vehicle, the plastic retaining clips broke off when I attempted to release them. The electrical connector then lifts straight up. A wire clip holds the speedometer cable in the connector. I had to pry it out and then almost straighten the wire to reinsert it later. Make sure the area around the opening is clean of any dirt that could fall into the transaxle. Lift the connector straight up. I dried the plastic gear with a clean paper towel to check the fluid level. It should be even with the top of the plastic speedometer gear. According to the Lincoln-Mercury service person that I called today, the fluid should be replaced with MERCON-5. The 2006 Ford Service Bulletin did not explain why this should be done. (The drain plug is at the bottom of the differential.) Put it all back together. There is a cable that connects to the secondary oxygen sensor in the exhaust line. It should be secured to the plastic clip included with the connector to keep it from hitting the rotating driveshaft. Dr. Gene Nelson
Your transmission may need transmission fluid, or you may have a blown transmission.
it has timing marks on it, look!
depends on your speed
Sounds like transmission trouble. May be transmission is not upshifting into high gear
look for it around the transmission bell housing, the bendix gear in the starter motor has to mesh with the flywheel inside the transmission bell housing in order to turn over the engine.
THE BOLT FROM THE MANUEL TRANSMISSION FELL OUT lost all the gear oil
Replace your transmission pump or get a new transmission.
Check the shift unlock solenoid. The solenoid is known to go bad and cause this issue in a tracer.
try to change the tranny filter and fluid. worked for me
you need a new transmission
on transmission there is a 10mm screw with a cable running to it remove screw and gear and use gear as dipstick
When I asked how much it would cost to replace the gear shift light on a Toyota Echo, I was quoted about $100 from the dealership! (Most of the cost is labor).
The computer needs to be reset for the transmission its around $250 but will resolve the issue.
Look for a loose or worn belt.
My 93 model does it as well. I have to rev it up to 5500 rpm (near red line) to get it to shift from first to second the first time. Them it seems OK. It has been suggested to change the transmission modulator valve.
your shift interlock is broken. Use a paperclip or screw driver to by pass it. Its that circle by the side of the gearshift. pry it up and press it down with either the screwdriver or paper clip
all transmissions need fluid a manuel transmission uses gear box oil which is a heavier viscocity than auto transmission fluid
gL4/gL5 sae 75w90 for tranzmision or can use 80w90 for diffs
I have just recently got my transmission repaired along with the gear ratios recalibrated for $900
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.
You might check your vehicle speed sensor. My 1997 Tracer is acting up along the same lines.
What? If you are wanting to know where to add gear lube to the transmission, then you should be a little clearer with the question. You add lube on the side of the transmission near the top, usually driver's side.
When the transaxle light is blinking on a 2001 Mercury Sable, it means there are some transmission issues that need to be addressed immediately. This condition may lead to locking of the transmission on second gear.
the transmission is always in gear. if its not there is probably a stripped gear in the transmission.