Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Honda Accord Automatic 135000 miles
Basically what I need is some piece of mind and some good advice. My car has a lot of problems. It's been a pain in my butt since I bought it used almost 3 years ago, and it still has a long ways to go.
This car has the original timing belt and water pump. Also, it has had a horrible rattle for at least a year now and I just found out it was the casing on the catalytic converter. Also, that the pipe that goes back from the catalytic converter (sorry, Im not a car expert so I don't know if this is correct terminology, just what the repair man said) is rusted. And I have exhaust and oil leaks.
What kind of cost am I looking at (ballpark) for these repairs? I know what the guy at the shop told me, but I'm curious what YOU think. What would be the most important thing to fix first?
My car not only rattles, in runs loud and idles loud, and when I turn off the engine, the fans will often keep running and you can smell the oil burning. I have a feeling I shouldn't even be driving it, but in this economy, I can't afford not to have a car and I can't afford to fix it.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 AT 12:23 PM