I was driving on the highway at 60mph and the car would not accelerate. It actually began to deccelerate as I applied more gas. I got down to 25mph and started pumping the gas, after a few minutes the car began to increase speed (back up to 60mph) and got me to work. I opened the hood and the engine was moving alot and looked to be working really hard to stay on. Tried starting an hour later and wouldn't start. Had it towed to nearest mechanic and they replaced the spark plugs, it started but is now emitting a white smoke. Mechanic guessed that it is a blown head gasket, but will have to take to another mechanic to confirm (they're only a sm. Shop). Any ideas? Also, don't know whether it is worth fixing the problem (1400$) or just trade-in now before I start putting more money into it than it's actually worth? This is the first problem and I am the only owner it's ever had.
Saturday, June 16th, 2007 AT 10:17 AM