I have a 1991 Mercury Tracer.
My car recently stopped while driving. The engine light has been on for about two weeks. I was driving, my car lost power, and when I tried to accelerate the engine roared but the car would not speed up. It completely came to a stop and would not 'start' when the key was turned and only made a roaring sound when I tried to start the car. After about 30 minutes, the engine turned over and the car started long enough for me to drive to a parking lot to wait for a tow truck.
I took the car to a mechanic who said it has an electrical problem and isn't worth fixing--which I agree. He does not do electrical repairs and referred me to another mechanic. I need transportation and for the car to work a minimum of 4 months while I continue to save and look for another car. Any recommendation about what could be wrong or what to look for when I find a repairman?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 4:13 AM