Since you took it to the dealership, and they gave you an unsatisfactory
Go Back! Tell them that you want to know what's wrong with it EXACTLY so
that you would know why they want to charge you $4,000 to repair the
If the rest of the rig is in good condition, I don't see a new engine being
a bad investment but those in the know may say otherwise.
|I have a 93 Ford Explorer that I purchased from family friends for $2000
| last summer which ran great when I got it. But this past November I
| a problem that caused me and still is causing me to worry pretty bad. I
| driving up a 4 lane highway without any traffic on it that has substantial
| grade (6% or so) and all of a sudden the engine started knocking, the
| went flat, and I dropped speed as I was going across the top of the ridge.
| Since that time the knocking has gotten worse to where when I start the
| vehicle up the knocking is actually causing the vehicle to shake and I can
| hear something knocking inside the block. I am wondering if I blew a
| cylender? Or what I might have done to it and what the solution to it
| I did take it into the dealership, they didn't even say what was wrong
| it other that I could spend $4000 and get a new engine for it, but they
| suggesting not even to waste money on that and to pursue another vehicle.
| Is it really this terminal or is it something I could fix myself in the
| garage (I have alot of hands on experience in technical related things so
| could do it if I have time and tools)?
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