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My 1980 Toyota use to get poor gas mileage when it got older, it seems like when they get older they tend to get poorer and poorer gas mileage, I took my Toyota into the repair shop and no could remedy this problem, or your driving habits have changed, check your driving habits are you speeding up to traffic lights or just speeding in general everywhere, check your tire pressure, low tire pressure can cause you to get less gas mileage or even a dirty air filter can be a cause, if these things don't help then it's age of the car that is doing it and nothing you do will help get better gas mileage.
Tap on the starter lightly with a hammer this should cause your starter to start your engine, if it does then you have a bad starter and will need replacing, had the same trouble on my Ford Tempo once I then took it to my trusted mechanic and had it replaced worked great after that, oh the hammer trick my trusted mechanic taught me to do that as a test for starter problems, you can also go and get it checked free at some autoparts stores, like Autozone.
Your disk brake pads could be of poor quality material or you use your brakes too much and even alot of hard braking will cause the brakes to make alot of dust I had the very same problem awhile ago on my Mustang what I did was put new disk brake pads on and the dust has lessened and I brake much less frequently, use the method of allowing the transmission to slow the car, also apply the brakes much softer instead of braking hard and I don't speed up to lights and then slam on brakes this has as I say reduced the dust. Dirty tires I still have a problem with they tend to look brown when I have been parking in the rocky dirt alot or making tight turns around corners instead of slowing down around them, been reducing and going around corners much slower lately it seems to be reducing the brown plus I am now putting a tire glaze on my tires and it keeps them cleaner, I do uee a little castor oil on them also works just like a tire protectant keeps them lceaner longer.
I have the very same problem and was told that they can Tap the threads on the drain pan plug, some auto repair shops over tighten the drain plug and it strips the threads, usually no universal drain plug works if there is no threads left or not much at all, so it's best to have the shop that damaged the drain plug by tapping the threads or installing a new oil pan. I was told by my mechanic that they possibly could just tap the oil pan and it would be okay as long as it is not too badly damaged.Had my mechanic tap the oil pan drain plug and now it is like new again, no leaks and I can now resume changing my own oil and no more metal grindings coming out in the oil changes, as we thought they had stripped the threads on the oil pan.
Sounds like you need a new Alternator, alternators are easy to install, this is what is causing your battery to lose it's charge. Had this problem myself on another Ford.
Air conditioning compressor is making loud noise only when car is first started but then goes away, is this cause to replace the air conditioning compressor immediately, have been operating this car since August 2010 with this noise like this, the car still runs good no problems