Oil

Tiny
RMOORE09
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  • 1999 FORD EXPLORER
  • 204,555 MILES
Hello, I was told I have a bad Oil Engine Gasket. I looked and there is engine oil all over the front of my block around the radiator. However, my engine oil is full everytime I check it. How much worse can this get and how much longer does my vehicle have? Is there a way to fix it or am I better off getting another vehicle? Also, I was told something is loose between my transmission and driveline because sometimes it clunks a little into gear and kinda grinds when you put it into gear and revs up and drops.
Also my power steering pump grinds all the time but really loud when turning. Could this be just bad fluid? Also my AC Compressor is knocking all the time? Could this be really bad too? Sorry for so many questions. This vehicle does have 204000 miles and its only 12 years old. Its the 4.0 L OHV engine too.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 5:05 AM

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Tiny
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Oil leak may be front pulley and seal, a small amount of oil will make a big mess, the transmission is a worry, in the trade we call these cars Ford Exploders as that is what the transmissions do, they lay down and die and are expensive to fix, the power steering may be well low on oil or just worn out as is the Compressor, if the car was mine I would not be pouring my hard earned $$$ into it, I would be rid of it.
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 7:06 AM

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