Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: 93 Mercury Tracer Wont Start
Couple of quick checks before you start into a rebuild you don't need, check for signs of cross contamination in your radiator and oil. A blown head gasket across 3 cylinders should be showing fluids someplace if not all over the place.
Second, even though it won't tun, it still should be sparking, check timing with a timing light while turning it over. If the spout connector is pulled, your timing should be somewhere around 10-12 degrees and it shouldn't drift. If it drifts, probably the timing belt has stretched. If you don't have a timing light, check to see if #1 cylinder is at top dead center when the timing mark is aligned with the zero mark.