Hi, my classic Corolla has been working very well lately, but last week, after about thirty minutes of driving in fairly warm conditions, I felt a little 'jolt', after which I noticed a bit of smoke coming out from under the bonnet. I also felt a vibration through the steering wheel yet was on a very smooth road, and the gears felt a bit 'buttery', as if they weren't really grabbing/driving the engine. She was still going okay, but was reluctant to accelerate. There was a strange smell coming from the opening at the bottom of the gear-stick, which was also present once I stopped and lifted the bonnet, as well as under the cavity of the driver's side wheel. She hadn't overheated (indicator was on 9 o'clock). The emergency roadside assistance added water to the radiator, but said she wasn't too dry at all. She was idling fine, so I took her for a little drive around the carpark where I had stopped, but I felt the gears were a bit strange, and didn't want to drive her back home in heavy traffic. I had her towed to her mechanic. Could this be a gearbox issue, or perhaps she lost power to one of the cylinders? So far the mechanic can't find fault with her, so I thought I'd ask for a second. Opinion. You've been helpful to me in the past, so thank-you in advance for your invaluable assistance, once again. :)
have the same problem?
Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 4:01 PM