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Hi, I own a 97 Paseo convertible. I'm looking to sell, but before I do I want to understand what is wrong with it. When I drive in stop and go traffic and stop too many times in a row the car stalls out. The engine shuts off completely. When this happens I turn the car off the rest of the way and when I turn it back on the engine is good to go again until the next time the traffic gets thick. As long as there is no traffic the car can drive long distances with no issues. Considering I live in the SF bay area, I rarely have no traffic. I took it to a shop, but all the other mechanics I've talked to disagree with the conclusion. Hoping to find some ideas here before I spend a lot of money at a shop again. I'll be selling it and not sure if I should get it fixed before or after selling. Of course letting the buyer know of the issues if so.
My 1997 1.6L Corolla with about 180K miles developed a severe oil leak. I topped off the oil and was driving it to the shop. The oil light had not come on (not that low) when the engine developed a knocking sound. I immediately stopped & called for a tow. The shop has located & repaired the oil leak, but has only told me that a "rod is bent" and their specialized service technician will check it out today. Any ideas what I might expect? What questions should I ask? How much could various repairs run? I can't buy another car at this point. My finances are EXTREMELY limited. I need to make a cost effective, affordable choice. Any suggestions are welcome. I've been getting about 25 mpg, so compression is apparently good. While they are repairing the "bent rod" should I have them replace the timing belt as preventive maintenance? Would that save on labor costs, since they will already be opening the engine?