Right now my car will not start, it just sounds like its out of gas, it trys to turn over but doesn't. When it does manage to start; I smell fumes in the car, it takes a long time to pick up speed, it will not go over 2,000 RPM, when I press on the gas it barely accelerates, and just kind of shakes and sounds like a plastic bag under my car. Before this started happening, my car sat not working for 6 months, I had a mechanic get it started and I was told that my gaskets were flooded, he mickey mouse fixed it (it worked, but with less horsepower and a very loud sound!) So I took it to a muffler shop (by recommendation) and I believe all they did was lift it up, noticed a gasket missing, charged me for a gasket ($20), put it on, and the sound was gone and my car was working like new again (but still had a Engine light, with a code saying Mass Air Flow). Well after about 2 weeks of driving fine, that's when my current problem started. I looked at the MAF sensor, it looks brand new, and the plastic bag sound leads me to believe there is a leak somewhere. At first it wouldn't go over 3000 RPM, then it just got worse and worse. And now it won't even start. A few times when it DID start, it worked perfectly for a whole 2 minutes of driving, then right back to the problem. Any ideas of what my problem is?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 AT 7:03 PM