EDIT: Since I opened this discussion, might as well ask additional questions. Previously while driving along State Route 73, I did noticed that the sound from the engine seemed to be off from the normal engine sound that I hear.
It seemed like gasping for air and acceleration at that time was not normal. Even if I did push the accelerator pedal all the way down the floor, the car is accelerating too slow compared to before. Not sure if that toll road has high sea elevation or not.
While exiting that toll road, road is going downwards, the steering wheel as well as all things on the front dash suddenly rattled heavily and loudly every time I push the brake pedal. The rattling was too heavy that the vehicle steered left and right on it own.
I just thought it was just dust but then again it felt like the brakes or something in the front wheels are broke.
The steering wheel and dash seemed to rattle seldom.
But what does anyone think of it?
Does it seemed like I also have to check the brake system at the front wheels?
I am trying to find out the cause of the Service Engine Soon. I looked at the undercarriage(?) and saw the brown metal thing looking too wet
Is that normal?
The Service Engine Soon lit up so I am trying to find out and fix the cause.
It lit up after my car’s front bumper hit a small plastic pole on the part of the freeway, the far left lane under construction for a very looooong time as I was told, some nights ago-too dark, raining, and those poles did not have reflectors on it.
And I already checked/did the following.
- Visually, all 4 oxygen sensors seemed and looked fine.
- Gas cap is tight.
I have yet to replace the air filter, cabin filter, and the oil change thing. And it’s been a year (or 2?) since the last oil change.
2005 Mitsubishi Galant ES
Around 89k miles (If you are tracking my post history, then you may notice last 2015, the mileage was around 80k. Reason for that is I don’t drive much during those past years. But have been driving more recently.)
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