QUOTE (realvenc @ Jun 21 2011, 05:59 PM)
I dont really have or know mechanics i can trust to service or look at the car since am a novice here
Thanks all as i expect your good advice on these
Is the car petrol or diesel?
Does it make the grinding noise when you are reving the engine and not moving the car forward or only when the car is moving forward.?
Try repering the key with 'chemical metal' (epoxy cement). This will get you away if it the plastic part of the key that is breaking or broke. They are expensive to get replaced.
Jack up a wheel on the front and put the car in gear with engine stopped and see if there is any 'play' as you rotate the wheel back and forth. Perhaps there is something badly worn in the transmission which is causing the 'jump forward when accelerating'.
I am not an expert or mechanic!