I got trouble. I need help.
I know y'all don't like me. That's OK, but I need to get past that and figure out what's happening.
95, GL, 3.8L V6, 120,000 miles
It's been running fine for several months now, no problems at all. It has some leaks so I have to keep up with the fluids, but they never get low enough to cause problems that I know of.
All day today it ran fine. On the way home, I could tell something was changing. It felt like it was running rough, sort of shuddering in a way, but never lost power that I could tell. I have sort of a steep driveway and I have to stop at the bottom to open the gate. At idle while waiting for the gate to open (power opener), it was running rough, but never stalled. It pulled up the steep driveway fine with no loss of power.
But in front of the garage, it was idling very rough, sounded like it was missing.
I have a horrible feeling it might be a head gasket, but I don't know enough about this to be able to check for sure. I'll let it set overnight and check fluids again in the morning to see if I can see any signs of mixing.
Other than that, I'm at a complete loss. I don't think real clear any more and get overwhelmed at things like this. Money is tight and I can't afford to replace it, or to get hit with a big repair bill. I just ate a $500 bill on my other car.
I just don't know what to do here.