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code shows cylinder #2 misfire, wondering if the valve cover gasket leak has anything to do with the check engine light throwing this code out? Thank you

Suddenly, check engine light, 30 seconds later I pulled over, very rough engine, checked oil, was ok. Tried to drive 11 miles home, power diminished, bad smell.
Mechanic found:
Cat. blown, needed Tuneup, (repl. fuel filter, coil, plugs, wiring, temp. sensor) and Cat. Conv.
Now spent $1500, but with what I have read unsure which way to go now.
Do I replace engine with a reman.$2000 labor $1300 or what? Have a Home Equity Loan for remodeling old house, so can't get a loan for new auto? Please God save me, help me, guide me. Amen. SWF (single white female) and I have tried to take good care of the engine, int./ext. look great! Except failed to get a tuneup at 125k. Replaced Alt. and something that was causing it to 'not breath/intake without balance, but it now seems to to that again, and I read someone's blog it 'collapses' due to weak material?
Car now starts, sounds better, but #2 has 115 press. and #4 125 press, running 'rich' exhaust and smoke comes out the tailpipe. Mech. said it would not have enough power to go up the hills 55 mph here where I live.
Would the new engine fix everthing? Cheap car replacement for $4000, and the stereo is brand new (touch screen, cd/dvd)
Any kind words of advice are appreciated.
(I also think all mechanics should read these blogs every morning for 1 hour)

Power steering was whining and grinding I removed and cleaned the outside of pump then noticed that the pump was spinning freely so I reinstalled the pump and it isn't whining or grinding but their isn't any power steering now. Should I have primed the pump before installation?

THe EGR blew a hole on the side and the DPFE burnt a hole through it, burning the connector. I bough all three new parts, but the cables on the connector are white and the old connector is burnt. I can't tell what cable goes into either in pins 1, 2 or 3. Can anyone help me out, please?

THanks

Car was running fine, then one morning it did not want to start, sounded like a weak battery. Took the battery off and took it to AutoZone and they confirmed it was a bad battery so I bought a new one. Still did not start. I was told to change the Crankshaft Sensor since it was getting fire. Still did not start. Fuel Line was pulled, but it appeared fuel was not flowing, so the fuel pump and fuel filter were changed out. It still does not want to start. Was told to push the button on the inertial switch on the passenger side, but it still does not start? It does not should like a starter issue or alternator issue since it is a new battery, so I am stuck. What could be the issue?

Goes up to 4 on rpm gauge before shifting. Was fine driving to work that morning but started on the way home. Brother in law put on diagnostic and says it's not the transmission but a sensor.

My driver's side window (power) has a horrible squeal when it is being closed. It's not as bad going down, but really bad on the way up. I'm not sure if the cold weather has anything to do with it, the door is new as part of an accident repair. Is there any way I can fix/lubricate this myself?

Old battery only running on 12 volts. Replaced it yesterday and it was drained over night. With the old battery it happened four five times and only every other day. Only first thing in the morning (so far).

It has a new CV joint.sounds like its coming from the wheels

2004 Mazda Tribute Question: No Check Engine Light illuminated but when I start my vehicle and it idles and runs fine for one minute. Then when I press the gas it bogs down and will not exceed 3000 RPM. No power when pressing the accelerator, sounds like its not breathing right.

When I come to a stop, my car vibrates while in drive if I shift the transmission to neutral or park the vibration stops.

when letting off the brake but is on the floor and lets a noise in the rear brakes. the emerg. brake doesnt work like it should either. the pedal is way to spongey there are no leaks that i can see either

Took it to Jr @ Ray's Auto Repair in goldsboro nc. He changed thermostat again & said it needed a new waterpump to stop overheating & needed to blow the air though the inlet of the heatercore to unclog it. We picked the car up & the same mechanic JR @ Ray's said don't worry if you smell antifreeze until it burns off of motor because it blew all over from blowing the air out of heatercore.!! So , about 15 miles away , the engine light came on & stayed on & it runs like a 3 legged dog! Misfiring ! 10 of those miles were from Ray's Auto Repair to our home !, & this was around the holidays so we didn't drive the car until 6 days later & about 5 miles down the road is when it started.!! So took it back to Jr @ Ray's Auto Repair & Jr. The mechanic didn't keep his word to stand behind his work like he said he would & he didn't keep wanted to charge another 500.00 for something i am so scared they Jr. Messed up !!!! PLZ Help !! We barely have enough money from S.S.I to make it each month.What is your opinion ?Thank you & GOD BLESS

Took it to Jr @ Ray's Auto Repair in goldsboro nc. He changed thermostat again & said it needed a new waterpump to stop overheating & needed to blow the air though the inlet of the heatercore to unclog it. We picked the car up & the same mechanic JR @ Ray's said don't worry if you smell antifreeze until it burns off of motor because it blew all over from heatercore .15 miles away , the engine light came on & stayed on & it runs like a 3 legged dog! Misfiring ! 5 of those miles were from Ray's Auto to our home , & this was around the holidays so we didn't drive the car until 5 days later & he wanted to charge another 500.00 for something i am so scared they Jr. Messed up !!!! PLZ Help !! We barely have enough money from S.S.I to make it each month.What is your opinion ?Thank you & GOD BLESS

I also had to make a new key at the dealership and the abs light is on I tried jump starting it and nothing just a clicking sound when I turn the key all the lights come on bright

We need a tune up, valve gaskets replaced, Y pipe for exhaust replaced, ignition coils and a few other things plug an oil pan gasket. I feel for my mechanic. We didn't know the engine wasn't from the same year.

Into gear what that mean the transmission is damaged.

4wd light is flashing when all-wheel drive is not working