Mechanics

HELP!

1990 Mercury Mystique

The other day after refilling all the liquids, out of nowhere, my car, a mercury mistiqe, started smoking heavily as I was driving, and it skipped a little bit. Then I was told to put some "stop leak" in it, then to drive it for a half hour, I made it 15 minutes and the entire car shut off while I was driving. The brakes stopped working during that time. Then today I drove it for about 10 minutes, and it was smoking again. What could be wrong?
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Saraelizabeth
January 10, 2011.




Did the car overheat? That will make it stop. When you say refill all liquids do you mean anti freeze, motor oil, transmission fluid? Did you open radiator and fill antifreeze there? How often do you have to refill liquids and why did you choose to do it when you did?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Jan 10, 2011.
Im not sure if it was overheating, the gadge is broken. I refilled the oil and anti freeze, just because they were running low.

Tiny
Saraelizabeth
Jan 10, 2011.
Do you know what motor you have? And how often do you check the fluids?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Jan 11, 2011.
The brakes stopped working because the motor quit working. The motor has to be running for the brake booster to function which helps exert more pressure on the pedal than the average person can exert in order to stop effectively.
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Tiny
Fixitmr
Jan 11, 2011.
What colour is the smoke? Is it from the exhaust or under the bonnet?

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Feb 4, 2011.

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