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I have noticed oil leaking and when I turn on the heat there is an odor. Could this be a sign of a problem with the new timing cover/gasket?

Thank you!

Turns over can hear pump noise no pressure at test point where is inertia reset located

One of my belts squeal when it hits water or rains. Could that just be as easy as to fix my serpentine belt?

An my cars loud when I turn it on. an smells when i turn on heater or sit at a light sometimes.
Could that just be my exhaust pipe or a heater core leaking antifreeze? An if its just my exhaust could it just have a stuck valve instead or the hole in the exhaust pipe?

An i also want to get a tune up. How often should you get one done on your car?
I was told every time you buy a used car from a private owner you should always set aside money for tune up. That should be first thing to keep updated on if previous owners havnt had one done in a while. Plus a tune up helps with more miles to a gallon. If im planning on a oil change anyways why hundred more for tune up I'm thinking would be better choice.

A little about my car i got it a month ago. The smell was there when i test drove it. Its 2003 ford taurus with 143000 miles on it. It has Passed echeck. No engine light on. Sticker on windshield says it needs to have oil change when it hits 145.000 miles ... But just recently the engine light had came on. For a few hrs an started to act like it was going to stall. I had gotten out an checked Engine fluid an was almost 3 quarts. When I put Oil in 50 miles later engine light had turn off. an has been off for 2 weeks almost..
I dont think engine is leaking any oil. I believe they had not been 100% with the oil change or because car was sitting almost a year that had somthing to do with it or the exhaust. While it was sitting they did drive it one or twice a week just to have it running a little.


I put water and antifreeze in car about three times a day drive about ten miles and have to put more

I was driving it started to slow down and stopped no check light won't move when I hit gas engine runs

The longer the car is in use the problem gets worse

But not when we try to push it up...also there is a red oil inside the panel of door ...what can it be the fuse or motor to window or???

Turn control knob to vent only comes out of defroster

I read that the intake could be made of either plastic or metal for I was just wondering

When I'm already moving it shifts fine. Only at a stop do I have this problem . My guess is bands in my tranny, or sensors in tranny or torque Convertor? Please help

It leaks on the passenger side bye the pulls

I really just want to know if it is normal for a starter to go bad in less than 3 years?

Can i bypass the system or can i get a actual wire diagram to this sysem. I dont really know which type system it is but says chapmans security system. Car was running but isnt able to right now. Itsmy friends car. It was already appart. I hooked it up it ran i told him to pjnch the gas it stoped now it wont start i took it appart it was burnt so i trhed to solder it back but have not tryed to start it yet.

This was first time. All electronics like radio did not appear to have not been affected like they would if the battery died.

Five months ago I realized that I was getting very few miles to a tank of gas. Motor began to idle roughly, but was ok stoplight to stoplight. But eventually motor began to stall at each stoplight. O2 sensors were replaced with Ford O2 sensors. But the motor began to run more roughly. I found a split manifold vacuum hose and replaced it. Then found that the MAF sensor had gone bad (tried to clean MAF sensor with no improvement). (Motor ran better with MAF unplugged). Replaced the MAF sensor. The motor idles and accelerates well. MPG is great. I just need to complete two of the four monitors. If you know how, please help.