Engine Mechanical problem
1986 Other Buick Models 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 170000 miles
Hi there. My issue with my car is that it stopped running while driving it on the highway. I felt the loss of power, but it gave no warning at all. No lights, no smells, no noise. It just sort of acted like it ran out of gas, which couldn't be, as it has fuel. It cranks but won't turn over, the pulleys and belts turn okay, so I don't think it's seized, and it seems to get fuel, but it's fuel-injection, and I can't really tell. I'm hoping it's not a timing chain, or would transmission failure cause it to not turn over? I'm on a really tight budget (driving a 22 year old Skyhawk means POOR), so having it towed in to find out repairs would be thousands, which I couldn't afford, then have it towed back home is monetarily hard for me, so I'm hoping somebody can give an idea of what could be wrong to see if it's worth repairing or not. Thank you so much for any information!
It's a 1986 Buick Skyhawk 2.0 liter fuel injected FWD automatic.
Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 1:37 PM