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Old 04-21-2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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got my car back..have some weird questions

ok ..for those who dont know, 04 2.3 zx3 auto....hydrolocked....getting used engine

well they got me a used engine..13k miles on it, i think it is an 05 engine becuase it looks like my 2.3....but not like it....it has a lot more hoses and tubes running from/around it. i'll have to get a picture after i get new batteries for my camera.does it sound like an 05/06 2.3?

my main question though...it is acting weird..doesnt feel the same. first off, my exhaust sounds diff.....louder. then there's this weird sound that comes on when i accellerate. it sounds like.....someones running watter in a long echoy hallway...bad desc. i know...best i can describe it as. also the accelleration is crappy!!!..if i gun it from a start ....it accelerates real slow..then when it gets to 27 it pulls hard but then when it switches gears it bogs down, and if i keep accellarating, it will get to 50 and it wont go past it.... the rpms stay at about 4k and keep moving up and down and it wont accelerate, unless i'm accelerating slowly. can anyone please help me and take a guess as to what it is? its weird though...when it does kick in it feels a lot faster than it used to.

my first guess is that when i hydrolocked my engine and got it running ....some crap went into the exhaust and possibly clogged up one of my cats...would explain diff exhaust note and the non acceleration. other than that the only thing i can think of is the transmission...but they already flushed it and everything so i don tknow.

oh one more thing, the oil is clear..i've never seen that before...and not crystal clear just clear and a little bit of slight brown around the edges... i need some help...my mom thinks it just needs to be broken in, but its a used engine.....so i'm keeping it over the weekend. what do you guys think?


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Old 04-21-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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oh and also my transmission fluid smells like ass when i smell it...is that common too lol
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yah the shop did a second hand job cause that's not right...what is exactly wrong with it I'm not sure but there is NO brake in period...you slap it on and go....your trans has somethin wrong with it thats for sure. the fluid def shouldn't smell bad... I'd take it back and get em to fix anything they fed up cause that's not right
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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well like occasionally(mostly when i try to gun it) depending on when i start from, it wont switch gears...itll stay at a certain rpm and act like i'm hitting the limiter at like 4k, its fine if i gun it from 25 but then when it changes gears(if it does, ) it bogs down a lot and accelerates like a snail....i've heard plenty of theories....change the fuel filter, its the transmission, could be the cat got clogged up, needs to break in..
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:20 PM   #5
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do you think it could be because it is the 2005 engine not the 2004 and has more stuff on it? because my transmission had no problems until i got my car back. should i get them to put a 2005/06 whatever transmission on it? they did a trans flush before they gave the car to me..
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acutually it could possibly be the 04-05 issue. also you need to make sure that it is a 2.3 and not a 2.0 on the engine. if i were you, i'd go find some people with the different engines that have pics in their gallary and look at them and see if you can see any difference between the 04 and 05
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:42 AM   #7
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i'm pretty sure its the 2.3...because of the acceleration when it doesnt bog is really nice, and theres a sticker on the side that says 2.3..lol still the 04 is diff than the newer ones
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well I can tell you DEF NO BRAKEIN...That's obsurd. I highly doubt the cat is clogged cause you figure if it is, how the hell did something that big get through your engine in the first place? It woulda just killed your engine even more and never got out. The only reason that could be is if the shop put somethin in there before they closed everything up. The tras is def messed up thats for sure. Or the engine...either way bring it back asap to make em fix it. I wouldn't drive it anymore so nothin else fs up cause if you damage it after they fixed it they might not cover it telling you you shoulda brought it in sooner and not drivin it. You could then sue but it'd be a big Pain in the a!!. Stop driving it and bring it back
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how long do you think it will take for them to get/install a new transmission or whatever they might do...because i gotta have a car and my sched. doesnt mix with my mothers.....insurance cant pay for another rental it has nothing to do with them. ford wont like give me a loaner car will they? like a mustang gt....lol jk...but seriously
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