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Aug
9
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
If the compressor had actually seized while the clutch was engaged, you'd probably have been stranded with a thrown / broken serpentine belt. Probably the compressor shut off for whatever reason (Low on coolant, the pressure switch that protects it from running with low coolant is faulty, bad relay as Brian K. is suggesting...)
Aug
8
comment Engine has become noisy
Could be. Probably a good idea to check the service schedule. It could be getting noisy and getting ready to go a bit early.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Engine has become noisy
Valvetrain noise? Have you been using Mercedes spec filters and oil? Change brands recently?
Aug
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answered How to Replace the Drivers Key Lock
Aug
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comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
The accumulator is a weak point on this platform. They came from the factory with foam insulation which trapped moisture and caused them to rust out.
Aug
8
revised White smoke from tail pipe on operating temp start
meant cracked head, not head gasket
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answered 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
Jul
13
comment White smoke from tail pipe on operating temp start
@KiloJKilo Smoke from burning antifreeze should have a sweet smell. If it was me, I don't know if I would put any stop leak compounds in the coolant loop if I suspected a head gasket leak. I don't think it would be good if that stuff got into the engine. Maybe if it was specifically intended for head gaskets and it was a small leak.
Jul
12
comment How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
There should be a sticker in the glove box with the RPO codes (groups of 3 letters/numbers). One of them will be for the engine, it will probably start with an L.
Jul
11
comment How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
You might still want to look for the block casting number and ID just to confirm you really do have a 305.
Jul
11
comment How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
I think the number you found is the casting number for the intake manifold, which does seem to be for a 305. You've got a 3rd Generation C10, one of the options for the engine would have been a 305. You might have a different engine, and while it might be a different displacement than your C10 had originally, it could be a type that was an option for your year, so you might be covered, manual wise, with whatever the appropriate one is for your year of C10.
Jul
11
comment How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
@P.Brian.Mackey If you can see the back of the driver side of the cylinder head, you should be able to get the block casting ID. If it's a small block Chevy, anyway.
Jul
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answered White smoke from tail pipe on operating temp start
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answered How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
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