1997 Mercury Tracer How to reset the computer

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SOFTBALLA21
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1997 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 165 G miles

I have a 1997 tracer ls that I just bought 2 days ago. It started to stall in intersections when I would stop for a whil, like at a red light, and the in would rev 2 about 3,000 rpm and start to shift like a person driving a standard for the first time. After that it wont shift out of 3rd gear at all. It just lets the rpm's get higher. What do I do?
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Friday, January 16th, 2009 AT 5:27 PM

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Tiny
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Does it have a serious idle prob? Do the RPMs go up rea high and bounce a bit. The RPM problem sounds like you idle control sensor. Do not know how that could effect your trans, other than the constent shift in RPMs. I'm not a great mechanic, just work on my own junk. Donate for professional advice. Just a few bucks will work.
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Friday, January 16th, 2009 AT 5:40 PM
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I had some issues with my car where the timing belt was going bad and jumped a few teeth. It caused it to rev way, way up when driving it sort of got stuck in 1st gear then would thump itself into 2nd then 3rd. Like the other poster said you need professional advice but if you can you should check the timing belt and check the transmission fluid. Google will help you along quite a bit if needed, it did for me!

The high RPM's could be a vacuum leak spray the vacuum lines with carb cleaner and listen for a change in RPMS. If they change you may want to pull the line and install a new one. PCV valve could be another one I've heard of that could cause a high RPM they only cost a few $$ for a new one. Or maybe even as suggested the IAC or a combination of issues. I don't know I'm just throwing some ideas out there to check as I'd gone through an issue with a high RPM when my IAC went bad.

If you have the check engine light on or if you can stop by an auto store and ask them to check for codes or even any stored codes. The codes will get you moving in the right direction.

Good luck!
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 11:28 PM

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