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Old 12-17-2017, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm new to this forum so I apologize. I had my Reno for about 5 months (was owned by family and well maintained beforehand). Just a few days ago it started whining, then about an hour later it started tapping at a red light and then just went crazy when I tried to accelerate. By crazy, I mean like someone let off firecrackers under the hood. I was told it could be a rod, the head or even the timing chain/belt. Im having it looked at Monday but want to be prepared for the worst. Have any of you dealt with this before? I should mention that the car was well maintained in my hands as well. Oil changes done every 3-4 thousand and other issues taken care of asap. It just happened out of nowhere so I'm lost.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We are unable to diagnose over the net, but be aware, S**T happens...

Check the front timing components...

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Taking well care of a car doesn't mean just oil changes
But, we all do what we can
And 5h!t does happen

Good luck with it.
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Sounds like the repair cost from a shop is going to cost more than the car itself. May want to start looking for another one just in case.

Also, you can't always take the previous owners word on the vehicle being maintained properly.
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Also, you can't always take the previous owners word on the vehicle being maintained properly.
So true!
So very true



We're hoping it will be OK for you!

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It threw a rod. Looks like it's going to cost about 1500 for parts and labor. So throwing a new engine in it is. Thanks everyone for your replies!
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Bummer.

At least it seems you have a decent price for the repair.
Tax cut just in time.

Best of luck & happier holidays to you!



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