I bought a 92 ford escort lx about a month ago. The woman I bought it off of told me there were no problems with the car. I wish I were a mechanic!
within a month, I have replaced the brakes, the spark plugs, the spark plug wires, the belt tensioner and the belt.
this is my problem:
i was driving home on the interstate and happened to notice my car's temp was almost on the L in normal, so I turned the heat on. Afterwards, it went down to the O in normal, and was running fine. Then thats when it messed up.
i know nothing about cars, but this is what I can gather: I go to start the car, and it doesnt start. I hear the starter turning over, but as far as anything else, thats it. The radio comes on and so does the air. But theres more.
i go to put water in the radiator, and it pours out, clearly there is a leak, but where? When I dont have water in it, it smokes from the engine. The oil leaks as well, but we cant tell where from. The heat never gets hot, it stays cold.
when I pulled off the interstate, and I popped the hood, smoke was rolling out of the area where the spark plug wires are plugged into the engine.
what could possibly be wrong with my car now?
have the same problem?
Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 12:25 AM