Okay, bought the truck, ran beautifully. Ac went out two days later, then the odometer stopped working. Car still ran perfect, engine turned over quickly, no misfire/backfire, shifted smoothly, etc. Then I noticed the temp. Gauge would start to run hot, but never overheat, it would just go up and then go down once the radiator went on, asked my dad about it, he said his old ford used to do the same. Radiator wasn't leaking coolant, reservoir stayed full as did the actual radiator. Then I was in an accident, brought it to a buddy of mine he looked it over, checked the frame, no visibe damage besides the bumper, passenger fender, hood and grill. Ac stopped working after we had brought it back to the dealer and he recharged it and ran sealant through it. Few days went by and my car began to occasionally miss on the highway (65-70 mph). Then it began to miss harder and harder as the weeks went on;finally to where I am now. We fixed my exhaust leak, and replaced a cracked vacuum tube that was above the cylinders. Car ran better, didn't miss for a few days. Then it began missing again, and shaking. Rough idle and a diesel engine sound began, kinda of like a chugging noise, sometimes I'd hear a Thumping noise coming from my engine when I turn it off. Replaced wires and plugs, still did nothing. No check engine light, but we decided to check the codes and I got one that was pertaining to EGR, anoher about the Camshaft sensor and syncronizer and one that said my system is running to lean. When I asked my uncle ( a ford mechanic for 25 years) he said I have a vacuum leak. We checked the connector to the cam sensor and it appeared to be practically crushed. Now, I have received money from my insurance to fix the car, but I don't want to fix the cosmetic problems and have the engine die, leaving me with practically no money to fix it. Insurance said if I can get my problems diagnosed and get them classified as accident related theyd pay for the repairs, but I have no idea what to tell a mechanic if I were to bring it to a shop to get looked at. What should I do?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 AT 11:15 AM