Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 108000 miles
I have had some recent troubles with my car and would like to get some ideas on what I may be facing. There is a couple of noises I would like to mention also, one is a knocking and the other is a whine that sounds like a vaccuum. My husband looked last night and said there is oil in the antifreeze which I know may be a head gasket problem. There has been a significant loss of power and where I live it is all farm land and very hilly. Just a couple of days ago we were going up a hill on the highway and had the gas pedal floored and were losing momentum. Yesterday I ran to a friend's house and had a hard time getting up the hill towards her house and our driveway is a hill and we back up it to park and almost couldn't make it up my driveway. There was one point I had the pedal floored and I was rolling forward. Now while there are many hills, none of them are very steep or extreme. I do not have a lot of money and I know taking it to a mechanic to find out what is wrong will cost a couple hundred in itself so any ideas I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Friday, November 21st, 2008 AT 10:33 AM