Your response of, "The oil was changed at the service in December, so its not the oil", really sounds like so many others I have seen 1st hand. Like being at the auto parts store and watching someone pour in 3 quarts, to get it to the "safe mark" (Sorta never pulling that dipstick till something bad starts happening!).I sorta understand your situation with your driving history, that you responded with. Still, you must insure someone does your services and checks, If you cannot---As I do for my Mama (Late Dad and I have run her thru the drills of "Overheating", "Oil Pressure", "Flat Tires", over the years--What to do, where to stop safely, when to immediately shut car down, when you "can" squeeze in an extra 1/4 of a mile to be in a safe place). Mama and my Wife, both let me know when it's time for oil changes (I make labels for all of our vehicles. Just an example of "Better Remembering") I place the labels, DIRECTLY UNDER THE ODOMETERS ON "ALL THE VEHICLES I AM IN CHARGE OF"--There is no excuse, not to see it constantly, and EZily compare it to the Odometer. Pics below are of MY DAILY DRIVER 1977 JEEP CJ 5 (MR. JEEP) and my 1946 WILLYS JEEP ("WILLY")---Look at Speedometers on both. Without a narrowed down, "WHERE'S THE RACKET COMING FROM?"; I could name off a bunch or stuff that could make a "clatter" or a "gallop" sound---people interpret sounds differently.I am so sorry I cannot say, "Its the 'Gizmo' push the purple button, 3 times and it will be fixed!".I cannot. It probably would be "SMART" not to drive it, until someone can determine if it's SAFE FOR YOU TO OPERATE, and will not COMPOUND A REPAIR BILL, IF YOU CONTINUE, TO DRIVE IT! Please do return with info and we can try to help---or at least let us know what the issue was. The Medic (this is my hobby)
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 AT 2:40 AM