I need help from my OG mechanics !
so I have a 2004 Ford F-150 FX4 . 3 years ago the motor went out and I bought a brand new motor . I never had issues until now . Last week I was driving and the oil pressure gauge started going up and down and the truck started making a ticking noise and loud noise , like a muffler sound . I had it towed to a mechanic .
The mechanic checked it out today and told me that it’s the timing chain , that they will have to also change oil pump and do some other minor work . The total will be $2,500.
My question is , does that sound about right ? The price and the diagnosis ? Should I get a second opinion ?
When I bought the motor 3 years ago I paid $4500....to spend another $2500 is ridiculous ..I’m even thinking about buying a new truck instead