I know, I need to get the car in to a shop to have it checked out, and
any suggestion here is going to be just a guess, and probably not even
a close one.
BUT, you never know. And if I can get even just an idea of what the
problem might be, then at least I can go in the shop not completely
I have a '97 Mercury Tracer, automatic with 99,9000 miles on it.
When it's running (so far as I know, in drive as well as in park,)
there's a hiss coming from the engine.
It's quite audible, and with the hood open, it sounds like it's coming
from the back center, betreen the engine and the passenger area.
Around where the oil dipstick is.
I've looked and looked while idling, and I can't pinpoint it. I can't
see any escaping fluid or steam, or anything to indicate where the
hiss is coming from.
But it stops as soon as I turn off the engine.