Well....but one of the guys said to not drive it, that it could take out the cat
I'm so stupid with this kind of stuff...you'd think with all the car problems my family had thru the years I would have picked up some "smarts"
Why don't I have a scan tool thing???? I think everyone should have one of those right in their tool box
Anyway....could it be as simple as spark plugs? A quick run-down on this car....my DIL had the misfortune of coming home around 11pm 2 years ago in Nov...she does drug testing for the railroads/Amtrak. She was on I205 going to the I84 change near the Moda Center....transients use that stretch of the freeway and one climbed over the guardrail and ran right in front of her car...went thru her windshield and died on impact. The city keeps those freeway lights off, so it's a darker stretch and that's how they get from one side of the freeway to another. SO....her Camry was totaled, she needed another car, and a friend of her's has a mom who owned and operated a tow company. My DIL needed a car for work, this woman was closing her company to retire, and gave my DIL this Taurus that had been sitting in the back of her lot for a few months. The owner was himself a transient, lived inside the car for a year or two, and he got put in jail, the car towed, and that was the end of that. Car stank to high hell, took weeks to get it cleaned up and smelling decent again. It has/had minor issues....key would get stuck in the ignition, the one small back side window was kicked out, just niggly stuff. Nothing "big"....until now. This has been a great car considering it was free. My DIL was able to buy her boss's 2000 Altima, so she gave me the Taurus which has been great for getting me back and forth to the store, etc. It had lots of miles on it, and because of my DIL's job, she added more, but it never failed to start, and the ride was always smooth with good pep. Last spring she sent it thru DEQ and it passed great, so that was taken care of....now this. I so appreciate the responses I'm getting!! Thank you!