Engine Performance problem
1998 Dodge Neon 125000 miles
will be driving down HWY, and then when using gas pedal, it will sputter. Loudly, as if not getting any gas, then it will come out of it and continue. Once it stalled in traffic after idling in a parking lot for around 15 minutes. When it does this it pulls itself out of it.
Then a few days back it did this, in a snowstorm, while I was going around 40 Km's, and it started this, then car stalled, and would not restart. Had it towed to garage, and they said the timing belt had went, and I need a motor. But I found a torn belt under car when tow truck driver moved the car. Also, I had a rebuilt alterenaor installed by a friend a week ago, and a new battery and a used alternator installed on Dec. 20th, which only lasted until 2 weeks ago.
My suspicion was fuel pump had went, or I needed a major tune up, but garage told me motor was done. I am very worried cause I am a woman, and know not much, just how car is acting. I have replaced 2 alternators, so far, and the battery, and now am told a motor. So im curious as to what signs a broken timing belt for the engine would give me. Car is still in garage, and I told them not to do anything, cause of money, its my daughers and my only means of transportation at moment. Very concerned over garage not being truthful. Cause a friend looked at it today, and said the timing belt was there, but no alternator belt. HMMM, I will gladly donate in future, but money is a major issue at moment. And so far I have given the garage around 500 plus.
have the same problem?
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 AT 4:46 PM