When I had it safely towed off the road to inspect it, nothing seemed terribly out of place. I checked the rad and oil, which were about normal (topped them off while I had the chance), though, I did notice that there was some corrosion around the positive terminal of the battery. As soon as I finished, I did have a chance to attempt to get the car to turn over, and I could hear the starter engaging, but My friend picked me up within about 15 mins of parking the car, so I didn't a chance to let it sit and try it again, or see if the engine seized.
While the car stalled, there wasn't any warning signs like surging, sputtering or spiking gauges, etc. If that makes any sense. Literally, I felt an immediate loss power, then immediately looked at the cluster, and all the lights were on (oil, temp, fuel, etc.) Then coasted to the safety lane. Before that point, I remember looking at the cluster (normal habit for me to check time on the radio, and then speedometer, etc.), And seeing that temp gauge was normal, fuel OK, but losing the Speedometer.
I did notice that when I started the car (when leaving work) was that it seemed to be idling a little rough, which fluxuated between 500-1000 RPM while stopped.
So, possible seized engine? Timing belt?
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 AT 10:15 PM