Engine Cooling problem
1991 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 40000 miles
We have a 91 merc tracer with 40k miles. Go it a year ago with 30k from my great aunt who had it maintained by a less than reputale mech. In the 30k miles they convinced her to replace the trany, radiator and pretty much every part and never gave reasons.
After 10k miles we having overheating problems. I have replaced the thermostat, lower hose, tested guage and sensors. The car overheats slowly and does so at speed or at idle. I am beginning to think it might be the water pump failing, even though it is not leaking. The radiator/hoses take a long time to warm up even when at temp. Everytime I have heard of pumps failing they leak but we have no leak. Any guess on how to check? It is sit for a while and may have had a substandard pump put in it at some point.
have the same problem?
Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 9:00 PM