Engine Performance problem
1999 Dodge Durango V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 99,000 miles
5.9 liter engine
OK, I have a serious issue. My car would barely start in the mornings so we replaced spark plugs and stuff. It seemed to help, but then it started not wanting to crank again and now white smoke comes out of the air filter. When starting the car would try to start and sort of jump like everything is trying hard to start it but it would sound like it gave out of air / like if you let steam out of something pressurized it what it sounded like. We took it to a mechanic and he has had it THREE weeks and still is NOT SURE what is causing this. He said he checked the fuel pump and it is fine so not it. I do know the fuel pump engaged when I turned on the car when it would not start. Now I am upset and angry because I want my car back and fixed NOW. When I would start it before, it would turn over and over and sometimes it may start while other times it never did until the battery died. We would have to jump it off literally for a hour or so to get it to finally crank. White smoke would come out of the air filter under the hood I noticed and if I drove it sometimes it would want to die off if I stopped or if I gave it gas it would studder a bit. This all started a few months back and we have nobody to help us and a mechanic who is hoarding my car and will not tell us the cost or what is wrong! My husband took off the catalyst converter and we got another one but never replaced it but it did not solve any of the cranking issues and made it VERY LOUD :( Bad advice yes we know, but we did buy a new one and the "mechanic that has it now is supposed to put it on for us "UGG. We need help because I got to have my car I mean people work here and I am in desperate need of it. PLEASE HELP!It is a 5.9 liter engine. Before I couldnt drive it because of fear it not cranking after I shut it off so this is not good for my kids and me and we just need help. OH the mechanic also said it could be something in the ignition switch part etc too, but what does this have to do with the white smoke that started awhile back? Im no grease gal but I do read up on my car and I am at wits end.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 5:28 PM