Local mechanic specializes in American cars says it sounds like multiple problems - if we drive car more than about 20 minutes, the engine revs, up to about 70 - not sure if it speeds up or just revs - then down shifts & speedometer drops back to about 50 and if we don't get off the road quickly [within about 10 to 15 min] it will literally stop responding. Car has been parked for almost a week [local mechanic recommended not driving it] and now there is oil running over garage floor. Mechanic wants $275 to diagnose - which is a perfectly fair price - but I have no job, my daughter bought a used vehicle so no more savings & it is on my insurance - I have put $500 into transmission work for this problem [which obviously did not work beyond the short term] as well as $500 into new tires and a new battery. I know my Neon needs water pump and timing belt replaced, but afraid I am throwing more money at a "dead horse" when I don't have the money to spare. [The radio works fine - LOL ] so I am wondering how to decide when / whether I should donate or dump my car.
have the same problem?
Friday, December 11th, 2015 AT 7:06 PM