Was an excellent car until the heater wouldnt work and I changed the sensor. Worked for a little while then ended up with NO heat. Immediately after that the car overheated with smoke coming up from the hood after driving it about 4 miles.
One day the car lost all power and shut down and wouldnt start again. I had it towed and have been trying to find the problem ever since.
There was never any leaks or signs of leaks.
Because of the check engine light that was on for no apparent reason (to me) a mechanic checked to see if a head gasket was going. No antifreeze in the oil and vise versa.
Radiator was removed (blackened) and replaced with a new one.
There seems to be a small milky leak at the PCV valve, but the oil is still clean on the stick.
The car has not started since it died, it sounds like it wants to.
I was told that along with radiator problems I could have developed fuel pump issues as well. Testing the fuel pump I have not detected a slight hum when the ignition is turned.
Any suggestions before I junk my 1st car? HELP!
have the same problem?
Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 6:38 PM