Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 65000 miles
After a faulty oil change, oil leaked out of the car quickly to the point where the engine started bucking and making loud noises.
Luckily, I was across the street from a Firestone and they replaced the oil and cleaned up the mess.
Unfortunately, ever since then, the car has had a rattle like noise when starting up and when reaching higher RPMs. I've been told that it is a bearing problem, metal on metal and that the only fix is a new engine.
Is this true? The car has been so well maintained for many years and has low mileage. I am now trying to sell the car for other reasons and am trying to gauge a realistic price.
It's been said that the car may run for a while with no issue, other than the noise, but that eventually it will get worse.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 10:54 PM