WHY WON'T MY TRACER STAY RUNNING

  • Tiny
  • lguzman06
  • 1993 Mercury Tracer
  • 160,000 miles

I have changed the plugs, cap and rotar and wires, along with a new fuel filter. Car runs for a while like for a couple miles and then it quits again. Acts like it runs out of fuel. Runs perfect and then all of a sudden runs rough and dies. Then later it will run again.

Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 1:07 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Check fuel pump pressure. Check for vacuum leaks

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 1:22 AM
  • Tiny
  • lguzman06
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That's what we were wondering. HOw do we check fuel pressure without buying a new pump in case that's not it.

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 1:25 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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If you go to our homepage under the DIY page, there are directions and a video to help you do it.

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 1:27 AM
  • Tiny
  • lguzman06
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Thanks

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 1:41 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Glad to help. NOTE: If you don't have a schrader valve, you need to tie in at the fuel pump.

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 2:25 AM

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