My check engine light started going on (and shaking a bit) while I was driving on the freeway. The car's temper gauge would go up everytime I hit the gas. I tried to coast on the freeway, which allowed the gauge to go down. I drove for about 5 miles before puling over. I pulled over and a hint of a whitish/transparent smoke started coming out of my engine. I tried to start the car again and it started but quickly died. 10 minutes later I tried to start it again and the car would not start.
I got it towed. Put some oil in it (the engine had what I believe was coolant all over it), and the car started up smoothly. It ran, I didn't even go half a mile and it started shaking again. I didn't want to risk it so I parked my car and haven't ran it for almost a week.
Someone. Please help! Is my car a lost cause or should I put a few extra dollars into it to fix it up?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 10:03 PM