1996 Ford Falcon • 350,000 miles

Hi there, when driving my falcon this morning I noticed there was no power when I accelerated every now and then and when I stopped the car to check fluids, it stalled, which it hasnt done before. Also when I turned the ignition off, there was a mechanical grinding/scraping sound coming from somewhere under the front passenger seat, I have noticed this sound before a few weeks ago but only once and has never made the sound again so thought nothing of it. Also I have a slow water leak from a suspected busted hose or clamp near the front passenger side wheel. Wondering if this could have something to do with the noise?

December 1, 2012.

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