Engine Performance problem
1998 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 117200 miles
My cavalier was running perfectly on Friday, but on Saturday as I was on the highway it gradually came to a stop. I had it towed to a mechanic, and after checking it and having to pay over a $140 fee, he told me the engine was gone due to a compression problem.
What could have gone wrong? Also with the cavalier I often find something wrong with it. I just paid for new cooplant tube, radiator hose, tailpipe and muffler, battery and other things in February. Then in October the engine dies and I was told that a replacement engine would be over $5,000.
What could I have done to prevent this from happening? I think I have been takeing this in for regular maintenance?
have the same problem?
Monday, November 16th, 2009 AT 11:46 PM