1999 MERCURY TRACER TIMING BELT

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  • big L. Hernandez
  • 1999 Mercury Tracer

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 180, 00 miles

My engine quit, I looked at the timing belt and it appears fine. However the number 3 spark plug gap was touching the electrode, the number 4 spark plug was crushed into the electrode. I think the cam shaft sproket may have sliped as my timing marks don't line up. Even after I re align the timing marks the engine won't start, I have a spark. Is it possible for the timing belt to stretch, or slip over some of the teeth.

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 AT 4:21 PM

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Do a compression test
if timing belt slipped, its no good and need to be replaced
compression test 1st

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 AT 4:38 PM

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