Hello. I asked questions earlier about my car.
My car is running terrible. It barely starts and once it does it sputters and putters at idle and while driving. It sounds incredibly terrible.
I have a OBD11 tool and I have used this to fix some things on many different vehicles I have had over the years.
I was getting a P0340 Code. I replaced the camshaft position sensor only (not the synchronizer) and this went away. I was also getting a P2197 code which from what I read online was a oxygen sensor or vacuum leak possibly.
I know i could have tested the vacuum leak with carb cleaner but I don’t really know what areas to spray and I thought a smoke test would be better. So I took it to a mechanic. They said it is something internal in the engine and it needs a new motor. Giving me a quote of $1700. $750 for the motor and $650 for labor and the rest is for new spark plugs, hoses, and a few other things they mentioned. The car is only worth $1300 KBB so I won’t be doing this but I wonder if it is really needed work. Don’t get me wrong the car is running terrible. But I wonder if it really needs another motor put in. My car has 154,000 miles on it and I would just like to get a little more life out of it. But not another motor for $1700.