1991 mercury

Asked by Dec 26, 2017 at 08:01 AM about the 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Got a oil change 10mins later I noticed a big
puddle of oil. The next day Drove 10 miles not
knowing all the oil leaked out.. got it home it died.
tried cranking it the next day it was smoking.. and  
checked oil put more in.. called a friend and he
noticed the shop didn't remove the old gasket..
from motor when he put my new filter on. Now I'm
MY CAR SHAKES REALLY BAD ESPECIALLY WHILE
SWITCHING GEARS AND ACCELERATING.. STOPS
SOMETIMES.. SEEM ENGINE SHAKES AS WELL

2 Answers

269,265

First mistake was the shops for not doing an oil change properly. Second was after you noticed the big puddle of oil, you shouldn't have driven the car. You need to contact the shop that changed the oil to see if they can compensate you, or talk to your insurance company, but from the sounds of it, you ruined the engine. Time for a used replacement engine if you want to keep it. Good Luck!

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SAVE that old gasket! You are likely going to have to take some action in court to get compensated for the ruined engine! That old gasket material left in place when they removed the old filter caused your oil to leak out. It's also evidence you're going to need. In the meantime quit driving the damn thing, especially as you know there is no oil in it. Don't let them buffalo you into accepting some token compensation, like additional oil changes, none of that is going to replace an engine.

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