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Old 07 Feb 2013, 01:02 am
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Default Is my Honda Accord 94 model ok to drive?

I got it fully serviced by a mechanic and he left these notes































-Gear box jumping















-Sparkplug lead no good















-Engine leaking oil @rock cover@timing seal @rear main seal















-L/H front wheel bearing no good















-Engine mount broken















































He said its not worth spending and it should be fine till next years service. I dont know much are these big issues?
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Old 07 Feb 2013, 01:17 am
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broken engine mount could damage the transmission, Oil leak depending on how bad it is could burn the main bearings up if the level gets too low. Wheel bearing the BIGGEST problem if it fails the wheel hub could come loose from the spindle this is very dangerous. Either the service manager of he shop does not want to scare your away with the price of the repairs or does not understand the severity of them problems listed
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Old 07 Feb 2013, 01:35 am
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Huge issues if you ask me. These minor problems can lead to a nightmare down the road, plus they are probably pretty annoying when you drive. If money is an issue, at least take care of that timing seal issue and spark plug. Crap the spark plug is DIY if you know what you are doing. You do not want a rock or road debri to jump up and knock your chain and sprockets loose because this would easily blow the engine, so this is # one priority. The engine mount is really just a bolt and piece of rubber that should be hoisted and replaced at least once or twice in a vehicles life, but it still can be very dangerous if both are broken at high speeds because the only thing else that is holding your engine down is your transmission. The next is taking care of the gear box and transmission switch that tend to go bad on high mileage vehicles. I am assuming it is a manal speed, so the rear gear box needs to be drained and re-lubed to determine if those teeth are each other in there. If it turns out to be just the gearbox that is causing the jumping issue then it will have to be rebuilt or relplaced (which ever is less costly). And of course the rear seal is no big deal because that should be taken care of by the technician who works on your gear box. As far as the oil goes, all high mileage engines leak or burn it is just a matter of how much and how much compression (horsepower) you are loosing and how often you are filling your reservoir. Most oil leakage issuse is because of a worn out seal at the oil pan, valve cover, or both, or a somewhere in between..Anyhow I would do these thing sooner than never to protect the life and value of your car.
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Old 07 Feb 2013, 01:46 am
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Sounds to me like your mechanic wants to weasel you out of your car. Find another mechanic.
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