A friend tried to do a favor for me and drive my car home for me the day after we went to the bar, and now it has a low idle (usually around 1500, now 500 rpms), the clutch slips more, and when driving the back tires do not spin as well as before(they slide in the snow when taking off), and the parking brake doesn't work any more (it has no resistance and doesn't do all the 'clicks'. It is a 1993 Saturn SL2 5 spd. I presume he drove all the 20+ (maybe more? I'm not sure he is telling me the truth) miles with without putting down the ebrake. If I had to guess, I would say the extra stress from the brakes wore the already weak clutch (120,000 miles on it) and put extra stress on the engine, maybe wrecking something. Does this sound about right? What has probably happened and needs to be fixed?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 10:25 PM