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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
My car is not running.. When I turned it on the engine turns over but nothing... the lights that come on are on ... Please PRAY or SEND VIBES that this is something not too costly... There is a flapping sound( yes I am a girl) so it could be the timing belt ..I AM Very THankful that it got home... PLEASE send vibes ... my work relies on me getting to the stores to do the work ... I AM so SCARED ...
My friends boyfriend said he would do some mateinince but he is quite busy and she doesnt think he can ( I bought a timeing belt , spark plugs and fan belt) ...
post #2 of 28
Sending you big big vibes that your car gets repaired and its nothing costly!
post #3 of 28
Lots of vibes coming to you, I hope everything turns out okay.
post #4 of 28
I hope the fix isn't going to be too costly!
post #5 of 28
It actually sounds like it's the starter... not too costly at all..... Sending vibes!
post #6 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharky
My car is not running.. When I turned it on the engine turns over but nothing... the lights that come on are on ... Please PRAY or SEND VIBES that this is something not too costly... There is a flapping sound( yes I am a girl) so it could be the timing belt ..I AM Very THankful that it got home... PLEASE send vibes ... my work relies on me getting to the stores to do the work ... I AM so SCARED ...
My friends boyfriend said he would do some mateinince but he is quite busy and she doesnt think he can ( I bought a timeing belt , spark plugs and fan belt) ...
I will send YOU vibes if you send ME vibes! My car stopped, then smoke came out of the engine,and a light green oil came out of under it.

It may be a cracked block or ? but now I have no way of getting anywhere!

GOOD LUCK to BOTH of us!
post #7 of 28
Aww hun. Lots of hugs and fingers crossed for you Jennifer, I HATE it when car stuff comes up and you don't know whether its going to be $50 or $500 - or worse! Keep us posted
post #8 of 28
Sending you lots of good vibes! My car broke down last week and I was so lucky that all of the repairs were covered by the waranty and my boss let me borrow her other car. I'm sending you both the luck that I had!

Julia
post #9 of 28
Ugh!! When cars break down its the WORST!! I am sending you millions of vibes that it will be okay with minimal $$ spent.
post #10 of 28
Just a quick fact.... If your change your Timing Belt you MUST change your Water Pump and vice versa!
post #11 of 28
Good vibes to all with car troubles.

Ugh green "oil" sounds like antifreeze (coolant) to me and that is a BAD sign. Good luck!!
post #12 of 28
)))))))))))))))))))))......((((((((((((((((((((
Good vibes on the way!
post #13 of 28
Lots of good vibes coming to all of you with car troubles.........
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
Sending vibes to all the cars..

I called my insurence guy and got a recomedation for a local shop a few miles away ... I am now waiting for a call... I think they all went to lunch... Likely will have to get a rental car ... I am so stressed .... Please pray it is the timing belt or the battery... the mechanic said it sounded by my description like the timing belt and hell use the one I bought
I am so scared it will be $$$$$ or something that cant be fixed...
post #15 of 28
sending lots of good vibes your way!
post #16 of 28
I hate car troubles

I so much hope everything goes smoothly and hopefully you won't need any other parts than what you have.

Good Luck
post #17 of 28
sending more good vibes to Jennifer & Heidi - car trouble in the summer is the WORST
post #18 of 28
I know even less than you about cars, but here are some HUGE HUGE Vibes!

VIBES
post #19 of 28
Sharky-could be the starter??
Mybabies-its been so hot in CA your car could have overheated???
post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
Baby my car blew a head) or we think as I told the mechnic not to look further when he explained it would be 1500-2000 $ to look and fix...

On the flip side it does look like I can * crosses fingers* get a loan and get a nice used car .... All suggestions welcome...
post #21 of 28
What kind of car do you have? My BF is a BMW mechanic. Sometimes shops, if they are not on the up and up, will tell you the problem is something more than it is.

Regardless, tell me what kind of car you have, you might be able to sell it for parts to someone that wants it as opposed to just taking a loss on it.

You said you heard a flapping? Was it a clunking or a flapping?

and FYI

You do NOT have to change your water pump when you do a Timing belt, and visa versa. It is a good idea, as you have to remove all the same stuff to get to either part, so you are saving money if you do it all at once, but it is not necissary at all.
post #22 of 28
A Honda. Really. As used cars go, they're the best. I've personally seen them last more than 200,000 miles, easy, with no major work. Plus they're easy to repair.

Although my dreamcar is a Prius.

Oh, and that's too bad about your old car. I'm sorry it was so unexpected that you'd need a new one!
post #23 of 28
My BMW is a 1989 with over 230K miles on it, and STILL going strong. It was ill maintained in the 4 years before I owned it as well.

It has been the MOST reliable car I have ever owned, or seen. You can get a good 318 i 1989 to 1992 for less than 2,000 bucks.

They are awsome cars
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
I actually looked at a very very nice Honda civic today ... 2003 with under 13000 miles ....

Baby is a 1995 escort lx sedan
post #25 of 28
I just saw this, I am so sorry that baby is done, but it did sound like good news re the loan and a nice new to you car

I highly recommend Subaru's - just research the model/year - some of the older ones had really bad years. If I weren't half asleep, I'd remember the name of the guide I used to go to the library to use for a reference. It would list the car's make/model by year, and then rate it for frequency of repairs, engine, body, safety in crashes...just quite a few factors I wanted to know on average what to expect if I bought one.

My Subaru was bought used with 106,000 on it (!!) and I'm about to hit 166,000. She still gets good mileage, still has a nice body, but she leaks oil (a common subaru problem). She really does run very well for an old car (1989 model legacy sedan).

I will never buy anything again but a Subaru (I've owned a Nissan Sentra, a Toyota Celica GT - my one sports car...ah, what a car that was!, and a Dodge Colt liftback - which I also loved), and dearly long for the time I can afford one of the newer Foresters (which depending on the year, most recent are best) are extremely well rated.
post #26 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by prncss89
Just a quick fact.... If your change your Timing Belt you MUST change your Water Pump and vice versa!
um exscusssssssssssssssssse me but that just ain't rite,
a timming belt is a timming belt is a timming belt!!!!!!!!!!!
and anyone who say's differant is telling fibs,
i have been in the trade for 25 years and 15 of that was for GM and i have never ever replaced a water pump with a timming belt unless it was the cause of the failure .
And if i was over there id fix your car for nothing,just done a rebuild for a young couple who were desperate i got a nice roast dinner for it
post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 
I think I am getting a 2006 pt cruiser ... it fits me... and is in the budget
post #28 of 28
Cool car
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