I was driving down the freeway going 65 mph. My car has a oil problem and an acceleration prolem. With the acceleration problem I basically have to pump the gas pedal, the RPM hits 4 or 5 then it goes as fast as I'd like. Anyways, as I was driving the car just cut off. The RPM hit 0. When I try to turn it on, the lights and radio come on and it makes a vroom vroom sound. But it doesn't start up. I have a brand new starter so its not that. Any ideas? I was told it may be the fuel pump. I also put 4 things of oil and some oil sealant because I thought maybe that'd help. Please help me!
My car cut off while driving. Now it won't start up but the engine turns over?? on 1998 Saturn SL2
by Nilyshia in Columbus, OH on November 27, 2012
2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by ziptie12 on November 27, 2012
AFTER you put 4 'things' of oil in it and the sealer , ............did you re-check the oil level??? Was it that low , or is it over-filled now? When the rpm hit '0' did you hear a squeak sound?
No, it was that low because of the oil problem. I'm not sure if I distinctively heard a squek. But I do remember like a cracking sound almost.
COMMENT by ziptie12 on November 27, 2012
Just to be clear about the 'vroom' sound , the engine turns over (spins) , but won't start? If so , do you know if you're getting spark? whoever mentioned it might be fuel pump , was that a guess or did they check anything to verify no fuel pressure? Just a few questions to see which direction to head.
I'm not too good with cars. I apologize. But the man who towed me home looked under the hood and said he believed it was something minor such as the fuel pump. How do I know if I'm getting spark?
COMMENT by your.mechanic on November 27, 2012
disconnect the thick wire from the coil and have a friend start the car....
ANSWER by pushrod on November 28, 2012
Do you know anyone with car knowledge who can look at your car? That is your best bet. We can't do that from here. Hope it works out for you.