I am in dire need of help. And if anyone could, I would greatly appreciate it. I bought a 2000 Dodge Dakota V6 privately and had noticed in the beginning, that my truck would just stall, while I was idle at red lights. So a friend of mine fixed my idle for me. Every once in a while I would notice my RPM going up, for no reason.
A few weeks ago I was in an accident. A guy pulled out of a parking lot onto the main street and hit my truck’s tire and totaled his car. My truck was seemingly fine. I do not know if this is related at all to the accident, but my RPM is consistently over 2000 now. Usually runs at 2500. Even though it’s not detrimental to me now, the truck is extremely loud, even when idle and whenever I shift gears, the RPM shoot up, as soon as I hit the clutch. Of course I am getting a lot of unwanted attention. But that’s not the main issue. I am running out of gas, fast. My engine light is currently on. And when I looked at my engine last time, one of my pulleys would spin, then stop and spin again, while the belt was going full speed. I have no idea what could be causing this. I know my power steering pump is leaking and my engine light has been on for an oxygen sensor previously. Are these things related at all?
Thank you so much for anyone willing to help!