Q: My car needs new engine, should I make the repair or sell it?

asked by on October 31, 2016

Engine needs to be replaced. We have a line on 2005 with 150000km or a 2009 with 120000km. Found out FORDs have engine issues from 2004-2009 and we are wondering if we should take the change to replace the engine for $5000 or try to sell the vehicle as is.

My car has 155000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, thanks for writing in. This is one of those questions that’s honestly very difficult to answer. If you’re really fond of your truck, then making the investment to replace the engine might be a good decision. However, if a motor is damaged, the transmission might also be shot, causing you to invest in that replacement.

It might be in your best interest to sell it for what you can and buy a newer used truck with a strong running engine; as that may save you time, money, and frustration in the long run.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

I just got an oil change, but smoke is coming from under the hood of my car where my coolant tank is? Do I need more coolant?

Hello. If the smoke is coming from the coolant tank then it may actually just be steam from the hot coolant, which is normal as long as the engine is not overheating. I would double check the coolant level though,...

Car will not drive over 30 mph

The engines computer could be in a “limp” mode. It is a reduced power mode because of a trouble code(s) set in the computer. It does this to prevent further damage. Any type of misfire code, a major sensor, or...

My car idles high in drive while the brakes are applied.

You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...

Related articles

How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Maine
Your Your car title is what proves you are the legal owner of your vehicle. If you own your vehicle, it is essential you also have the car title. With that said things can happen and your title may become...
5 Signs Your Car Isn't Shifting Correctly
Improper shifting is a sign of car transmission problems. The solution might be simple or complex, but get it inspected to avoid expensive repairs.
How Long Does a Slave Cylinder Last?
Your Your slave cylinder is within a sealed system, so it will generally last a very long time, and may never have to be replaced. The key word here is, of course “may.” If you’re in the habit of buying...