FAQs—Mercury Park Lane
I'm having trouble when I shift gears. What is causing it?
If you are having trouble when you are trying to shift from one gear to another, it could mean that your clutch is either already too dirty or worn out and needs to be replaced. If your clutch is too dirty, you can fix this problem quickly. All you have to do is to spray it with water to wash away the dirt that has accumulated on it. If your clutch is already worn out or damaged, that's a different story. You might want to seek help from your local mechanic to have it fixed.
You might also be running low on transmission fluid. The transmission fluid should always be kept at the right level so that your transmission will work properly. If you are running low on transmission fluid, you need to top up. In topping up, you should make sure that you are topping up with the correct type of transmission fluid; otherwise, your transmission might fail. The transmission fluid should always be fresh as well. If the transmission fluid is contaminated, it will not work effectively.
I hear an unusual noise and feel unusual vibrations when I accelerate. What is wrong with my car?
Unusual noise and vibrations when you are accelerating could mean that you have a bent or imbalanced driveshaft, worn-out shocks, or a loose suspension part or steering linkage. If your driveshaft is not balanced, the weight of your car will be distributed unevenly, resulting in unusual vibrations. Same happens if your shocks or other suspension components are worn out. Since there are a number of reasons, it can be hard to pinpoint which part is causing the problem for the untrained. It is highly recommended that you have it checked by an expert and have it fixed as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
I felt a sudden jerk while driving. I also felt that the timing of my engine was off. What's causing this and how can I fix this?
If you felt a jerk and that the timing was off, it might be because of engine misfire. An engine misfires if the combustion process inside the engine is incomplete. Engine misfires can be caused by an ignition problem. The ignition system might not be able to transfer the spark that is needed to ignite the fuel/air mixture inside the combustion chamber. This then causes the jerk that you felt while driving. Incorrect fuel/air mixture can also cause your engine to misfire. The same goes when your vehicle has a faulty transmission, a bad clutch, and warped rotors. Getting this fixed is not easy if you do not know how, so you'd better leave the job to the professionals.
I notice that my car uses up too much engine oil. What is wrong?
Old engines, like the one you have on your car, use up more oil compared to the newer engines, but still not excessively. If your engine uses up too much engine oil, you need to have your pistons and rings checked if they are still okay.