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Lifters and oil changed out, now notice a knocking sound.
A knocking sound is not a good sound to have. It could happen in a number of places. It could either be in the valve train or could be a piston rod or crank bearing worn out. Either one is...
Driver thought gear was in 3rd when it was neutral
In the worst case, you may have over-revved the engine floating the valves which may contact the pistons. But a Check Engine Light only means there is a fault that is detected, and if the engine seems to run okay...
After multiple replacements, gas mileage is worse - 1997 Ford Aspire
The fuel economy will change depending on the whether the transmission is manual or automatic. According to the manual transmission Ford Aspire is getting a combined 33mpg while the automatic get 26mpg. Ford's initial adverts were 34 mpg city...
Car sputters upon acceleration and in 4th gear
A tune-up may correct this issue especially if it has been a long time since the plugs, filters, and maintenance have been done. Fault codes should be read out of the engine computer and corrected as well. Fuel pressure and...
Exiting interstate, the accelerator pedal made grinding noise
The grinding noise and the loss of reverse gear indicates a mechanical failure in the transaxle. It may be an issues with an internal component such as the brake band in the transmission which means that a repair or overhaul...
Windsheld wiper arms not moving but wiper motor is still working
It sounds like you have internal damage to the wiper motor assembly. Sometimes the linkages break and prevent the motor from transferring motion to the wiper arms. To have this diagnose and repaired, a certified technician from YourMechanic, can come...

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