Engine oil and noise problem

Tiny
ISSAC
  • 1999 FORD FESTIVA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 124,000 MILES

1. What type/model no. Of engine oil the car should use?

2. When making U-turn or turning the wheel to maximum, hear "ka-ka" noises from the front wheel.

3. When speed around 100km/h, scraping/chirping come from the front, only around 100km/h appear but not for other speed.

Pls help, thanks.

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Thursday, March 17th, 2011 AT 12:28 PM

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Tiny
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Almost guarentee the ka-ka noise is a cv joint.
Check the boots on them, bet one is broken. This allows dirt in etc and stuffs the joint. It will need to be done and will probably cost 300-400 depending one side or two.

When was the last time u checked the bearings etc? Had them repacked. Alsom the CAM BELT need to be replaced every 100, ooo. If belt goes so does 2500 plus for another engine. Cost $200-$300 all up.

Yr last q sounds like bearings. Find a GOOD mechanic. You will pay a little mor$60-90 per hr) for labour but they save u in the long run.

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