On my 2003 aviator,I have 33K on my tires and hear tires moise on a smooth road which I never heard before. They tell me I have tire cupping.
I have two questions:
1) How does this occur when I regularly align my wheels and balance my tires?
2) Is it safe to drive with cupped tires that have plenty of tread remaining?

got oil changed, couple days later smelled oil burning, saw oil under car. Suspected maybe overfilled oil, sotook it back to dealer. After they inspected said bot head gaskets were leaking. "it never made it to your reciept but on our copy it is noted by the mechanic that the leak was already there." Really?? 2 grand later and theyt wanna add new oil and h2o pump. could it have been the oil pump leaking the whole time and could it be caused by them putting in too much oil? any ininput would be greatly appreciated tnx, Ron

My 2003 has a little over 161,000 miles on it. When should the timing belt be changed and how hard is it to change?

Will won't start - key on 52-56 psi on gas line - put gas in intake from psi. gauge till it starts - turn off gauge supply - then it will run on its own smooth with a steady 55 psi - ture engine off sometimes it will restart most time it will not. Is this machanical or electrical and whats the fix?

Thanks, I would greatful.

runs great when it runs. when i turn it off for the night and try to start it in the morning, the engine cranks like crazy, but wont start. had it towed several times to shop and the mechanic says it started for him and he could not find anything wrong. help

relaceing the idle pully gears
cost and laybeor

I bought this car new and it has 57,000 miles. About 2 yrs ago it started making a noise that I can only describe as what it sounds like when you drive through mud and your tires sling it against the car. The dealer said it was the water pump (after I took it in 3 times) and changed it. It stopped for a while. Now that it is getting cold weather it has started the noise again. It always does it more often when it is cold out. It doesn't do it continually and usually when you are accelerating from a redlight or going up a hill. Any idea what is going on? Should I be concerned that it will suddenly quit running at an unexpected moment? Any help is appreciated.

find all 4 door seals? Will seals off of a 92 work?


Engine runs as usual

pedal goes almost to floor

I have an oil leak dripping down onto my exhaust on the back of the block. Not sure where it is coming from. It looks like it's right above the exhaust flange. Real short on funds and experience...

I noticed there is a bolt missing from the exhaust flange on the back of the block. I have no idea what size the bolts are. Please help

When starting the car a buzzing sound starts, can go on for a while, usually after running for a while if you turn the car off and turn it back on it will stop. Any ideas???????

Car has been running fine. Yesterday went to start. Nothing; acted like battery dead (has a brand new battery). Went to jump start; nothing but headlight motors ran for a few seconds and then an electrical burning smell. Then acted like wanted to turn over. Now it will do nothing but when you open and close the cars doors the headlight motors will run for a few seconds. It
seems to possibly be electrical but don't know where to begin. Thanks for any help!