I would really appreciate some help finding out whats wrong with my car without spending a lot of money. I have already with in the last year or so had to have my timing chain replaced. The whole clutch replaced. A new fuel pump. I bought the car used a couple years ago and it actually runs great most of the time and I unfortunately do not have money to buy something better or I would. First off the car has been running perfect for the last 6 months no problems good gas mileage. I drove it to work yesterday like I said running great no issues no engine lights or anything came on to give me any clue it was having an problem. I parked it over night like normal woke up to go to work and it wouldn't start right away after a few minutes it started but wasn't running right I thought maybe it was cold so I let it run 10 mins it was still not sounding right I drove it just down my street and it was hesitating and loosing power and then the check engine light came on so I drove back and parked it not wanting to cause more damage. I live far out from the stores so it's kind of hard to get a tow around here without it costing a lot. I checked my antifreeze it was full and looked normal the plugs and wires are new. I figured I would try starting it again later it started no problem but I noticed the cooling fan came on immediately and it was cold outside and so was the engine the car still running bad so I turned it off. A neighbor came over and said maybe the thermostat and the ect sensor could be bad so I let him replace those. No change check engine light is on car runs poorly and the cooling fan comes on unless you pull out the relay. I have no idea where to go from here and what happened just overnight to make the car go from running great to crap. I'm still hoping maybe it is an easy fix but with my luck it's probably not. So if you have any advice please help!
have the same problem?
Thursday, November 20th, 2014 AT 10:55 AM