I have a few problem areas with my truck and would love to know if these need to be fixed now or will it hold in there a bit. 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, refrigerant the works and its about 4,000 miles away from the oil change mileage. 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 exhaust headers I don't 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 model brakes they fit, and work good so don't think that's 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 every time 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 something I would love to fix, and so I know what to do next time these problems occur.
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
Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 4:50 AM