I have a 1999 Ford Contour. The AC hasn't been putting out cool air for a while now. I was driving it this weekend and when I had the AC on it smelled like something was burning so I turned the AC off and it was fine. When I have the AC on and the car is idleing it kind of lunges forward and back as if getting serges of power or something. When I got home I put in some of that refrigerant stuff in that my brother-in-law told me to put in however the AC quit completely so I stopped putting the stuff in. Later when I went to go somewhere I started the car and I couldn't get it out of park. I found that when I took the cover plate off from around the shifter (automatic) there was a lever that I could push and at the same time put the car in gear. While traveling down the road I found I have no turn signals now as well. My headlights, inside lights and flashers work but the turn signals don't. I also noticed when I opened my hood that it doesn't look like the radiator fan is turning. I don't know if the fan turns while in park but I also put it into neutral and it still isn't turning. The car makes a rattling noice when in gear and idleing. The motor was replaced last year. Any suggestions? I can't afford major repairs by a mechanic as I'm a single parent with a child graduating. Any help would be so appreciated. Thanks!
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 AT 3:16 PM