2006 Jeep Commander V8 196,000 miles
We had a leak in the radiator and took it into a shop to have it replaced. The shop replaced the radiator and we had it back for a day and the heat was cutting in and out. It had also been making some notice upon starting and acceleration, so we thought we would go ahead and have them do the water pump too just in case it was about to go out.
The car came back ten times worse. It overheated, and when it had never done that before even when it was spewing antifreeze from the radiator. So we took it back to the shop. They had it for four days, put a thermostat and temperature sensor in it. They also flushed it. They finally conceded that they don’t know what is wrong with it. We picked it up. It is even worse.
It is misfiring and shaking, on top of overheating. Between the repairs and car rental, we spent all our money, so idk what to do at this point.
There is no sign of a blown head gasket. There is no white smoke and the oil and coolant look fine.
I am not a mechanic, but maybe I can point one in the right direction when we get paid. This is our only car, so we have to keep driving it, even if we have to leave 2 hours early for work