Mechanics

I HAVE A FEW PROBLEM AREAS WITH MY TRUCK AND WOULD LOVE TO KNOW IF THESE NEED TO BE FIXED NOW OR WILLL IT HOLD IN THERE A BIT

1998 Chevrolet S-10 • 156,000 miles

I have a chevorlet s10 1998 sport pickup truck with a 2.2 liter automatic. Has 156,000 miles bought from a small dealership, and had a tune up done when I first got it oil, plugs, wires, lights, refregerant the works and its about 4,000 miles away from the oil change milage. So I have a few problem areas here first off I have a lot of oil leaking. Its around the top of the motor, and all over the exaust headers I dont know where its coming from can you hint me on what I should look for or do to find the problem? Secondly I have a tapping noise from in the motor I do not think it is a rod because it does not speed up when the motor is reved up, and it goes away after a minute or two of cranking it up. I am not sure about it. Also, when I am driving I have a rude popping, clicking noise from around the front driver wheel. I had new brakes put on but it was 1996 modle brakes they fit, and work good so dont think thats the problem, and when I turn the wheel it's like my front driver tire kinda leans out more than it is suppose to. Like the positive traction is messing up making it scary to drive to work and back. I took the tire off and shook the rotor it had a slight movement so I thought wheel bearings ok, but why would my tire lean out like that? I dont know if the popping noise could be from the brakes or the bearings, but it seems to be getting worse everytime I drive it. I would get out there and see but I do not want to mess it up more than it already is. I would take all the information about these problems as possible so I can maybe just buy the parts, and fix it outside rather than a mechanic do it and pay him for fixing somehting I would love to fix, and so I know what to do next time these problems accur. No offence to the mechanics they do good work but I like to have hands on work with what I drive around everyday. If you can give any information on how to fix, troubleshoot and locate these problems I would really appreciate it , THANKS FOR YOUR TIME
JOHNNIE KITCHEN.


Avatar
JOHNNIEMATHEW
May 28, 2012.



YOU KINDA HAVE THROWED A LOT OUT THERE!

I'LL TRY TO HELP YOU WITH WHAT I CAN, IF NO ONE ELSE JUMPS IN TO AID WITH THE REST, YOU CAN ALWAYS RE-POST YOUR QUESTION WITH WHAT REMAINS

1) OIL LEAK--MOST LIKELY VALVE COVER---YOU CAN SPRAY THE ENGINE WITH "PURPLE POWER" LET IT SIT 5 MINUTES THEN RINSE IT OFF GOOD, TRY NOT TO GET IT ON YOUR PAINT---I ALWAYS RINSE MY EXTERIOR BODY WELL, WHEN I CLEAN MY ENGINE

THIS MIGHT AID IN FINDING THE EXACT ORIGIN OF THE LEAK

THIS IS HOW I STARTED---AND STILL SWEAR BY IT---THEY DON'T LET YOU FORGET NUTHIN'

2) TAPPING? SINCE YOU SAID THIS DOES NOT CHANGE SPEED WITH ENGINE RPM SPEED, IT'S HARD TO SAY ('SPECIALLY SINCE I DON'T KNOW SPECIFICS OF YOUR TRUCK. IMMA JEEP CJ GUY FOR THE MOST PART)

MAYBE YOU CAN PIN-DOWN THE LOCATION OF THE SOUND, YOU CAN SOMETIMES HEAR STUFF BETTER WITH A 3-4 FOOT LONG PIECE HEATER HOSE/ GARDEN HOSE CRAMMED IN YOU EAR, THE OTHER END USED LIKE A STETHOSCOPE. IF YOU WERE WRONG ABOUT THE SPEED OF THE TAPPING WITH RPM CHANGES, LET ME KNOW. MIGHT GIVE YOU OTHER INFO COULD HELP

3) POPPING AND CLICKING---TOUGH ONE TOO. HOWEVER YOU DID CONTINUE WITH THE WHEEL LEANING, THIS COULD ALL BE RELATED. THIS MAY BE A SUSPENSION OR STEERING PROBLEM. THIS IS NOTHING TO "PLAY AROUND W1TH"! THIS COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS, AND A 1ST TIME DIYer IS NOT THE ANSWER TO GET IT REPAIRED!

THIS MAY BE BAD BALL JOINTS, BENT OR BROKEN STUFF, OR LIKE YOU SAID "BEARINGS".A VERY REPUTABLE ALIGNMENT SHOP WILL PROBABLY DIAGNOSE/ FIND YOUR PROBLEMS AND GIVE YOU AN ESTIMATE FOR FREE (CALL AROUND TO SEVERAL TIRE STORES AND SEE IF "A NAME" COMES UP FOR BEING VERY REPUTABLE) I, MYSELF, DON'T "CHEAP OUT" WHEN IT COMES TO THIS SUPER IMPORTANT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE. I'VE SEEN TOO MANY "INEXPERIENCED" OR "KIDS" SCREW UP ON PROPER ALIGNING, I HAVE A GOOD PLACE HERE THAT DOES BIG TRUCK MAINLY, THEY REALLY KNOW THEIR GEOMETRY

DO. DIY ALL YOU CAN, AS YOU GET BETTER, YOU WILL SAVE MORE.

THE MANUALS ARE MY #1 GUIDE."HOW TO" ON "YOU TUBE" SOMETIMES GIVES ME A "PEEK" OF THE PROCEDURES.I ALWAYS ABIDE BY THE BOOK FOR STEPS, CAUTIONS, TORQUE SPECS, ETC

WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR FINDINGS, YOU CAN POST PICS FOR US

YOUR TURN

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
May 28, 2012.
Thanks so much sorry there was a lot but its just my luck it all happens at once but I am definatly going to be doing some calling and ordering thanks so much your information was helpful and I will try to do as you said and pinpoint that sound before tearing into the block and nothing be wrong my luck again, thanks guys so much really apprieciate it helped me out a lot a good deed never goes undone you did your good deed for the day hope have a good one and I will get back to you on the location of that noise and the progress of the repairs.

Tiny
JOHNNIEMATHEW
May 28, 2012.
WE'LL BE HERE, THEY WON'T LET US GO HOME UNTIL YOU ARE FIXED. LOL!

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
May 28, 2012.
IF YOU BUY ANYTHING.....ONLINE PROMO CODE (ONE THAT WILL BENEFIT YOU) PAY ONLINE, PICK UP AT THE STORE (NO SHIPPING)

IT MAY BE THERE (YOU CAN CALL AND VERIFY THAT YOUR GOODIES ARE IN STOCK) OR JUST WAIT TILL IT GETS ORDERED IN THERE (MAYBE A DAY OR TWO, CALLING THEM WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED)

MAKE YOUR PROMO COUNT!....BUY THE "AIR FRESHENER", ETC; TO PUT YOU "OVER THE TOP" (FOR INSTANCE, YOU HAVE $198 IN THE CART, THE "OVER $200 PROMO WILL SAVE YOU MORE MONEY THAN THE OVER $100 PROMO) TO MAKE THE PROMO WORK BETTER....IF NEED BE

DIS POST SORT SHOWS THE PROCESS

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2002-ford-explorer-brake-pad-question

ANOTHER JEEP PAL OF MINE NEEDED 2 BATTERIES FOR HIS DIESEL TRUCK ..........JUST THIS MORNING!

HE IS SKEPTICAL OF "DEALS"....NOT NO MORE!

THE BEST PROMO FOR ADVANCE AUTO EXPIRES LATER TODAY---WE GOT HIM 2 BATTERIES NORMALLY COSTING ABOUT $265 (BEFORE TAXES). WE (HE) BOUGHT THEM ONLINE, THEN PICKED 'EM UP WITHIN THE HOUR. THEY INSTALLED 'EM TOO (SHUT YOUR MOUTH!)....HE GOT HIS CORE CHARGES BACK (INCLUDED IN THE PURCHASE), AND THEN WE LEFT.......HIS ENDING TOTAL WAS $190 SOME-ODD $$$ (20% SAVINGS OVERALL) AND HE WILL GET A $50 OFF COUPON IN HIS EMAIL FOR ANY PURCHASE OVER $100 HE BUYS ONLINE........$50 IS $50 !!! YOU WILL NEED MORE AUTO PARTS STUFF, OR YOU COULD STOCK UP ON OIL (OR WHATEVER) FOR ALL OF YOUR VEHICLES...IF NOTHING ELSE, BEFORE THE COUPON EXPIRES.

SO IN ESSENCE YOU CAN BUY $101 WORTH OF STUFF FOR $51 (AND IN MOST CASES, THIS STUFF DON'T "SPOIL")

WHAT A DEAL ! ! !

XPROMO (THIS HELPS ME FIND THIS AGAIN TO LINK IT TO SOMEONE ELSE)

PASS THIS ONLINE BUYING AND STORE PICK UP INFO ON TO ALL....IT WORKS AT OTHER PLACES TOO, NOT JUST AT AN AUTO PARTS STORE

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
May 28, 2012.