I heard a loud sound coming from my Plymouth Plaza. I'm not sure if it's coming from the exhaust or the intake, but it sure does sound like something alarming. It is also making a lot of popping noises, which seem to come from the front left part of my car. I just replaced the gasket located where the pipe connected to the header. It ran good for a few minutes, but then it started to lose power and resume making popping sounds. What's the problem with my vehicle?
The popping sounds could be caused by loose rear diagonal frame pieces. All you need to do is to tighten them. If the problem persists, then you might need to check out your belt tension and its condition. Inspect if the A/C belt is loose or if it has developed cracks. Replace it immediately. If your belts are in good condition, then you might opt to check if your outer tie rod ends are already worn out. Replace them immediately, and check if there's still noise coming from the front area of your car.
I've been having problems with my Plymouth Plaza. I just bought it last year, and since then, it was doing great. However, my fuel consumption was very high in the past weeks. I've also encountered engine misfires even though I've always made sure that my engine is always properly maintained. What should I do to fix it?
Having a poor fuel economy could be caused by a couple of reasons. However, one of the most common reasons for Plymouths is a worn-out spark plug tube seal. When this happens, you need to check its condition as soon as possible. These seals are important to ensure that the tubes will not get filled with engine oil. When any of the seals fail, it will cause the engine to misfire. When this happens, your engine may run poorly and your fuel economy is bound to suffer. It is important that you take time to have it fixed or replaced immediately.
My vehicle suffered from engine overheating last week. It was the first time this has happened to my vehicle, and I got really alarmed. Now, I find out that my coolant has been leaking. Since then, my engine overheats often. Why is this happening?
If your engine continues to overheat, it is probably because your head gasket has failed. Your first overheating experience may have caused the gasket to blow out, causing it to leak coolant into the crankcase. When this happens, it can ruin the bearings or even lead to leak compression, which causes misfire and loss of power. You might also be surprised to find out that your fuel economy will become higher than the usual. It is important that you replace your worn-out head gasket as soon as possible to avoid overheating your engine. Make sure that you buy from the brand that is recommended by the manufacturer to ensure that it will not fail that easily again.