"paniciu" wrote: 2001 Ford Focus (manual).
I hear repetitive noises when I start the engine.
Lifting the hood, I can smell exhaust, lots of it.
The noises go through the third gear, then really
diminish in the 4th and 5th. What can that be?
The solution to any problem becomes evident once
the symptoms are completely described. If the
problem is described in as much detail as possible,
an experienced mechanic will recognize it and will
know the most probable causes.
An unusual noise is a symptom. It may be soft,
loud, squealing, ringing or pounding, continuous,
periodic, or intermittent. It may begin after some
other auto service, an accident or a change in the
weather. It may come from the wheels, the engine
compartment or the undercarriage.
If symptoms are described in detail, a knowledgeable
reader of alt.autos.ford may offer a solution.
Wendy & John.