Shakes or Wobbles problem
1998 Plymouth Breeze 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles
my vehicle is a 1998 Plymouth Breeze, 2.4L Engine, automatic.
1) The primary problem is that when the car is idle (neutral, park, or in drive) the vehicle vibrates vigorously, especially when stopped in drive gear.
2) The power seems to be a little weak when reversing.
3) When actually in motion, the car seems fine
4) Check Engine light is on
I recently had it scanned and the mechanic told me that the fuel is "rich." I think the scan narrowed it down to 8 possible issues, which I don't remember at this point. He said something about "O2 Sensors" and "Map Sensors" possibly needing replacing. I've already replaced the spark plugs, so that's not it.
I just had some other work done on it to replace the timing belt that snapped, and a mount replacement. I don't want to have to "replace" 8 possible items if 7 of them are not the problem.
So I am typing to see if anyone is familiar with this issue, how can I be sure what specifically is the problem, what do you recommend I do before taking it back to a mechanic, and based on your experience and the suggestion you propose, what should repairing this work cost in your best estimate?
Keep in mind I am not a "car guy, " so please explain everything as if I have absolutely no knowledge of what you're talking about (because that is more likely the case). I recently ordered from Amazon the book: Chrysler Cirrus, Dodge Stratus, Plymouth Breeze Automotive Repair Manual: Models Covered: Chrysler Cirrus, Dodge Stratus and Plymouth Breeze 1995 Through 1998 (Haynes Automotive Repair Manual Series) [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback), to help me get familiar with the set up of my vehicle and how to diagnose possible problems. Hopefully it will be in by next week.
In the meantime, any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 10:25 AM