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The problem has worsened, When I was able to start it, There was a metal to metal noise and it stalled. I realize that after 185k things wear out but I've done an LOF every 3k and adheared to all the dealer maintenance schedules.

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This sounds like a engine bearing failed, at 185,000 this is very possible, the loud noise is not good, only a professional shop will be able to give you a complete diagnosis this requires a hands on look to see what broke.

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