This car is my boyfriend's car but he is away right now, and it stopped working the day after he left to the military. His mother drove the car and it stopped working while she shifted into neutral and slowed down to stop for a red light. The car died as if you had let go of the clutch while it was in gear. No weird noises or sputters were heard. He advised me a few days earlier that he needed an oil change soon, he also needed me to buy oil from the store to fill his engine. When the car died it was towed back to our house and his uncle said his oil tank was completely empty and that it was bad that we'd driven in it. He filled it and we let the car sit for about two days. I tried to start it up but it wouldn't start. It sounded like the engine was gonna turn over but just wouldn't. It also made a kind of high pitched grinding/whirring sound from the engine.
i had my brother and a friend come over to look at it but so far they haven't found much wrong with it after taking apart a few things. I'd like to know what might be the issue so that I can buy whatever is wrong with it or take it into a shop. But since the car isn't moving it's hard to take it anywhere. So far the air, fuel and sparks work fine. I don't know what's wrong. Hope you guys can help.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 AT 12:56 AM