Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Dodge Durango V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 155000 miles
MY CAR WAS OVERHEATING WHILE COMMUTING HOME THE CHECK GAGES LIGHT WAS ON STEADY SO I PULLED THE CAR ON TO THE SHOULDER TO LET IT COOL DOWN I THEN USED WATER TO POOR INTO TANK AND TANK RESERVE TO MAINTAIN FULL CAPACITY > THEN ONCE I TRIED TO RESTART THE VEHICLE IT WOULDNT TURN OVER WHICH RESULTED IN ME GETTING IT TOWED LATER AFTER MY MECHANIC LOOKED AT IT HE SAID THE COMPRESSION IN THE ENGINE WAS NO GOOD AND SUGGEST I GET RID OF IT SHOULD I GET A SECOND OPINION
Your mechanic sounds like a grade A dipshit warner! He probably didnt even do a compression check at all otherwise he would have said more than just " get rid of it" where is he from backwoods oklahoma? Take it to a mechanic who has common sense and knows the basics who puts vehicles back on the road and not to the junk yard. Did he determine why it was overheating? Where did the engine coolant go if it was low? The truck not starting is a safety precaution to prevent further damage when the computer senses extreme heat. Did it really overheat? Or is there a faulty sensor? Lots of possibilities there that needs a good brain to trouble shoot. Dont trust (shade tree) red neck mechanics.