PROBLEM #1: My car broke down (smoking) on the hwy and was towed to my mechanic. My car has been losing coolant
which I've been adding weekly (as instructed by my mechanic).
PROBLEM #2: Rear Noise when breaking
The following is listed on my $2037 invoice:
Cylinder head gasket (R & R)
Valve Job 4 cyl w/4 valve
Surface 4 cyl
Knurl 7-9 guides
R & R Camshaft and adjust 4 valves 4-4 head
Timing Chain Guide (13091-1KC1A)
Timing Chain Guide (13085-1KC1A)
Cylinder Head Bolt
1 Spark Plug
Rear Right Drum
When I got my car back, it had some new problems. (New Problem #1) smelled like mechanic grease/mint smell inside the cab. (Existing Problem #2) The rear noise is still there even with new shoes, drum and cylinder head bolt (per the invoice and inspection). Now once in a while it's a grinding noise as well when I break. I returned it to the mechanic and he says he doesn't smell anything. The smell is so bad that when I park it in our garage the whole garage smells and the smell goes up the stairs to our living room. (New Problem #3) When I turn the ignition (before the car turns on) there is a clicking noise that was not there before. Same clicking noise when I turn the key off. (New Problem #4) There is a winning noise when I drive. (New Problem #5) The pedal (not the breaks) make a squeaking/slushy noise. When I open the hood, and I step on the pedal my friend says the break fluid container goes up and down and the parts connected to it also move creating the squeaking/slushy noise. I don't know if this is normal, but my car did not do this before.
My mechanic has not been able to resolve the rear noise nor the new problems. Do you know what could be causing the smell and rear noise, clicking when I turn the key etc?