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The mechanic told me that my Tribute has "valve problems". That cylinder #2 is dropping - it's down to 40 lbs. He said that my only choice was to replace the engine. I know I'm not giving a lot of detail. But does this make sense? I always feel like since I'm a woman they take advantage of my lack of knowledge. Thanks - Teresa

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Look for a second opinon from a different mechanic, valve problems is not a problem that would require you to change your engine. If a new mechanic would tell you that you need a new valve, valve seats, valve guide, your on the right path, on he presumption that the diagnosis of your former mechanic regarding the valve problem is correct. also, check first how much this will cost you>

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