WHAT COULD IT BE? CAR WAS SPUTTERING AND HARD ...

2002 Ford Taurus

Tiny

Anonymous

December, 15, 2012 AT 6:28 AM

What could it be? Car was sputtering and hard time taking off at first but then it's fine. So we changed spark plugs. Test drove was good but at start up there was idling. On highway stranded bc the car stopped accelerating making a loud clicking noise and eventually engine turned off on its own. Pulled into nearby store only barely making it. Temp got hot, light smoke and burnt smell from hood. Air blowing out near engine and oil. Put water, a whole lot of water after letting it cool down. Started it up ok. Then turned off again.

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Tiny

fixitmr

December, 15, 2012 AT 6:51 AM

Sounds like you overheated it? No warning before this happened? Temp gauge? Temp light? No idle and start and shut off cab be IAC valve. Any codes to read CEL on?

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

December, 15, 2012 AT 11:21 PM

Sounds like you damaged the motor from overheating. You will need a shop to check for you to confirm.

Roy

Tiny

fixitmr

December, 16, 2012 AT 3:42 AM

Going to shops is tricky. Some will take advantage of your ignorance and try to make as much money as they can. Try to find a trustworthy shop or get more than 1 opinion.

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