Q: I had an oil leak. Took a few weeks to get the part (oil sending unit). The mechanic said the engine wasn't leaking that badly and it would be ok to wait. I stopped by after a week and they put in a 1/2 quart.
When the part came in, the mechanic did a good job and the leak was fixed. But the next day, I found a big puddle in the driveway -- turned out to be a seal from the transmission. I also began to notice very noisy valve clatter. I never noticed it before.
Did the mechanic cause these problems? The transmission seal is fixed. But what can I do about the clatter? - its very bad.
A: I would take it right back to the mechanic and tell them what you told us.
It seems like the oil sending unit they put in was not what the problem was, because if your valves are knocking, then there is insufficient oil reaching them. This is sometimes caused by clogged oil pickups, and could also be an incorrect installation.
You never know until someone looks at it.
Q: The front wheels vibrate a lot when I apply the brakes at about 60 - 70 mph. What do you suggest?
A: These cars are sensitive to the front wheel bolts being tightened in sequence and torqued evenly...
If someone had the wheels off just before this problem started, try reinstalling correctly.
If not, then your wheel rotors(brake) are warped and need to be machined for a true finish to correct....Ed
Q: Was advised moisture is the cause Could it be bad fuel filter or fuel injection system???
A: You can start with a tune-up. Filters, spark plugs, etc.
Then you will need to troubleshoot the fuel injection, ignition, emission system.
A coolant sensor or idle speed motor malfunction are probable. But don't replace non tune up parts without diagnosing them. Pay for professional diagnosis if necessary. Then, if desired, replace the parts yourself.
Make sure to get a shop that will check for tsb's on your car.
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