Car stumbles or dies under load


Asked by psycho89 Dec 17, 2012 at 11:14 PM about the 1997 Mercury Tracer 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I noticed this problem the other day, I turned the radio, defrost, headlights, and wipers on and noticed my dash lights started to dim. Then going down the highway it acted like it was gonna die. So I press on the accelerator and it ran fine the rest of the way home. Well I took it to autozone and they said the battery and alternator were both good. So now I'm back to square 1. And I'm not sure what else to look at.

1 Answer


Check the belt on the alternator. It might be slipping and causing a low voltage condition with the accessories on. Next time it happens, try turning some things off to see if the condition improves.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mercury Tracer Questions

Mercury Tracer Experts

#1 kbro
Reputation 100
#2 tennisshoes
Reputation 40
#2 Michelle Watson
Michelle Watson
Reputation 40
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escort"
550 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mazda Protege"
416 listings starting at $1,092