1998 Acura TL Front Wheel Drive Automatic 190000 miles
Today I was driving quite fast on the freeway to the airport. When I was almost there the check engine light came on. Then soon after I experienced significant power loss to the engine. It seemed to shift out of gear for a minute and happened more than once in the next couple of minutes. Once I parked, thin smoke was billowing out from under the car. It did smell, though not particularly strong. It seemed to all be coming from somewhere behind the engine area. No smoke came from under the hood, even with it open. I didn't find exactly where the smoke was coming from, but after I let the car cool down a couple of minutes, I was able to drive home (45 minute drive on freeway) without experiencing any other problems. Now I don't know what caused it or when the problem is, but I'd like to fix it before it causes a more serious issue. Please help!
Other recent problems - some concern that there is no pressure release when opening the cap for the radiator. Could this be related?
have the same problem?
Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 12:06 AM