i have a 1998 dodge neon, two days ago it started, idling roughly but was fine at higher speeds, I also experienced loss of brake pressure at low speed (2-5 mph) and the engine was heating up excessively at high speeds 70-80 mph, the fans were working fine, so I had to pull the car to the shoulder & I even tried to turn the heat on in the car (parked car, engine not running) as I had heard that it helps the engine cool down, but that resulted in the temprature gauge going up instead of down. I showed it to a mechanic & he said that I need new plug & the radiater needs to be flushed. However later I discovered that the vacuum lhose going from the EGR vaulve, to the engine was broken in the middle, after replcing it the idling & braking have come back to normal, my question is whether the broken vacuum hose could have caused the engine to heat up? Or do I still need to get the radiator work done.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 AT 7:09 PM