For Stump the chumps


#1

I have a 1997 Mercury Cougar 3.8L. with 95K miles. Recently on a highway trip the engine started clattering loudly, I immediately pulled off the road and had the car towed to a Ford dealer in Indianapolis, In. After several hours of checking the oil pump pressure, compression, lifters, push rods, and other assorted hardware a visiting Ford engineer discovered the source of the clattering, (ie. clanging, banging, screeching, and no it was not my wife noise). What under five dollar fix repaired my car?


#2

Was it a loose heat shield?