I can't say with certainty, because I have a '95 model, but I would imagine that it's close. On the '95, the starter is located behind and to the bottom of the engine block, which makes it near impossible to get at without getting the car raised up at least a couple of feet so you can get under it to work on it. I have access to a lift, and that - of course - makes a world of difference. The starter is connected to the baterry, so you can also locate it by following the wiring from the battery
The 98 Tracer has four plugs
on the starter motor.
The 1998 Mercury Tracer owners manual shows : 4.0 quarts ( 3.8 liters ) with oil filter change
Yes , the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder in a 1998 Mercury Tracer is an interference engine
In the middle of your steering wheel.
According to the 1998 Mercury Tracer owners manual the firing order for the 2.0 liter SOHC engine is ( 1 - 3 - 4 - 2 )
According to the 1998 Mercury Tracer Owner Guide : ( 48.5 litres / 12.8 U.S. gallons )
you put it in the car
According to the 1998 Mercury Tracer owners manual : ( # 9007 ) aero high and low beam
Needs new alternator.
On a 1998 Mercury Tracer, the cooling fan relays are located in an engine compartment box. The compartment box should be labeled 'Cooling Fan 40 amp.'
A speed sensor on a 1998 Mercury Tracer is located on the transmission housing of the vehicle. It is placed on top in a secure location to safely measure the speed the transaxle spins.