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Why would a Mercury Tracer have a rattle when accelerating when the engine is warm?

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2011-09-13 17:17:38
2011-09-13 17:17:38

My '93 Tracer Did the same thing at about 150K miles. Check the heat shield to see if it has come loose. I just removed mine completely because it had fractured and would have to be welded back in place.

AnswerIt's probably a motor mount. I had a bad shake in any gear if I gave it any gas at all and it ended up being the most visible and easy to replace mount, hanging off the cam gear end of the motor. (passenger side, up top, little round thing that's holding the motor to the car.) The mount was less than 30dollars new, easy repair.

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