My 2000 Ford Focus Wagon (4 cyl and only 65K miles) suddenly started knocking after a cold start. Had it towed to a mechanic who says: a) #2 cylinder has zero compression; b) upon injection of air into #2 cyl, air leaks out of #3 cyl and oil dipstick; c)nothing else can be determined until the head is removed (cost to remove $150-200) The car ran well up to this moment and oil was changed often. We are devasted as we have limited income, and are overwhelmed with various advice being given. (Replace engine, repair engine, junk the car, etc) I would be so grateful for your honest suggestions and options. I am a divorced dad raising two disabled children alone. I am over my head on this and am desperately afraid of making the wrong decision. I can only afford one and barely that. Could someone please help me? I am in deep trouble. Thank you so very much!
have the same problem?
Monday, June 25th, 2007 AT 5:24 PM