Starts making tin can dragging noise

Tiny
TINA111
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  • 2001 FORD MUSTANG
  • 92,000 MILES
(Went to 4 mechanics) 2001 6cylinder ford mustang - Then shakes slows down, and completely shuts down. (Took to 4 mechanics already) Starts making tin can dragging noise, then shakes, slowly slows down, then shuts off completely. Will have to wait about 20 minutes to start again, same thing happens in about 30 sec.
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 AT 5:11 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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This is something that requires some diagnosing and with the 4 mechanics that you have sent to, were they able to provide any details of the problem or source of the noise?

When engine could not be started, are you able to crank it easily or does engine seems to be heavy as if the battery is weak or starter is bad?

Is the oil level correct?
Has the oil pressure been tested?
When engine is running, are any indicators showing on dash?
Does problem occurs when engine is cold or only after warming up?
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
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The mechanics were freelance mechanics but one was at a certified national autoshop; I asked them to see why my check engine light was on and to fix it but two trips and hundreds of dollars later didn't diagnose the problem and my car started the dragging noises as soon as I left (feel like they exchanged my parts or something illegal since my mom took hers in at same time for noise and also left with a new check engine light signal on and the same new dragging noise), at that time my car never shut off before was just making noises and sometimes shook. The last mechanic did multiple things and just two days ago put a new battery in but I found out later it wasn't the problem since my car did same thing again. He said not to turn on the AC anytime soon.
Also my car has leaked a brown fluid and clear fluid, but when I had the mechanics check it a few months back at an oil and fluid change which came with a car check they didn't say anything about it so I didn't think anything of it.
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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 2:26 AM
Tiny
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Also, it starts to happen when drove a few miles and it seems like the engine overheats since when you open the hood after a shut down it smells like somethings burnt and chemicals and a little smoke. Also I remember last year anytime I would turn on AC the whole car would visibly vibrate enough so that I thought that the screws on the steering wheel would come off and it was hard to hold onto especially at a stop light. But I took it to a mechanic and he said just drive a thousand miles and it was just due to the new sepetin belt he put in (I already had one put in by another mechanic a week before that turned out to be faulty and scratched.) But it didn't go away so went to another mechanic for the vibration and he just flushed outsome things like the AC. But car still shook sometimes not as hard though.
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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 2:36 AM

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