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Which car would you rather own between a 1969-70 Mercury Marquis or a 1980-81 Chevrolet Citation? I would definitely own the 1969-70 Mercury Marquis due to better performance and reliability, plus they're more stylish and sophisticated, the only thing what I like about the Citation is that they're economical cars and they're avilable with the V6 engines. Additional Details - Unfortunately the 1980-81 Chevrolet Citation is one of the most recalled cars of all time and they went through alot of breakdowns, I knew some people who has owned Citations from 1980-81 and they've had problems with those cars.
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I would prefer the 1969-70 Mercury Marquis cause they came out during the golden era of the automotive industry while the Citations came out during the worst era of the automotive industry, I think the cars from 1975 to about 1985 were the worst years of the automovit industry.
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No. A flashing Check Engine light does not mean that the engine is gone. What this means is that you have a problem with your engine management system that will cause rapid damage to the catalytic converter if it is not corrected immediately. You most likely have a severe misfire condition and/or fuel mixture problem. You need to have your engine controller scanned as soon as possible to find the cause of the problem and get it corrected. Severe damage will result if this is not done right away.
Hello trimaineiman: My name is Roger and I will help you. A couple of things you should do is replace the water pump while you have the timing belt off. Should the pump fail later it will do severe engine damage to the engines valves. Next This engine is not a free wheeling engine. Should you put the belt on and the valve timing oi not correct. Severe engine damage will occur. By that I mean Valves in the head will be bent and/or piston damage will occur. Here is a picture of the marks. It is the best i could find. Good luck on your repairs. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer as this way I know it was helpful. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
Changing a timing belt is a job that is better left to the professionals. On some engines if it is not done properly severe engine damage can result. Damage such as bent valves, broken pistons etc. Seriously if you are here on Fixya asking about timing belt replacement you probably do not have the mechanical expertise to properly do the job. In addition on some vehicles special tools are required for disassembly and assembly.
This is a repair best left to the experts. Severe engine damage will occur if the repair is done incorrectly.
The Chilton's manual is fine for someone who has a good baseline of knowledge to begin with. But if you do not know what you are doing, it does not provide enough information. Remember this is an INTERFERENCE engine. Do this repair incorrectly, and when you attempt to start the engine, you will more likely than not, cause internal engine damage. If it were a non-interference engine, I would say, give it a try and if you make a mistake, the engine would just not start, but no damage will be done. Not the case with this engine. Your decision.
the check engine light is flashing to alert you to the fact that the engine has a missfire in the ignition system, don't continue to drive this with the condition or u can overheat and damage the catalytic converter.
This is an idication of a severe oil leak. Check the oil level in your engine to see if there is any in it. Add to the full mark and return to the oil change shop and ask them to see where the leak is. Do not operate without oil. Severe engine damage will occur. Hope this helps Moe
The fact that you ask the question indicates you do not have the expertise to do this. Severe damage can be done to the engine if this is done incorrectly. Find a good trustworthy mechanic and pay the expert to do this job.