I’ll do my best to explain my issue.
Since October or November I’ve been having odd issues happening with my 1995 Chevy Monte Carlo LS, 3.1 Engine. Took it to two mechanics and they have no idea the issue. They basically don’t want to spend the money for an older car.
The problem started around late October to November. After hours of errands, I make another pit stop. After about 30-40 minutes, I get in my car and start the engine. There I noticed it would struggle to start, making this struggling, revving sound; pretty loud at times. After a few minutes it shuts off. Again I try to restart, rev, rev, and shutdown. So I waited I think 30 minutes before restarting and it was fine. After a couple of happenings with that, just in case I decided I wanted to have my car looked at. After about 40 minutes of driving (I recently moved, until I find a reliable mechanic close by) I parked the car at the shop. After placing the car in park and Just before turning it off, it shutdown.
So come Tuesday (the shop closes on Mondays) I told my guy what’s been going on. So after a few days of checking it and driving, nothing it was fine.
So I picked up my car and about a week later it started happening again. But this time I was driving. I was in heavy traffic on a surface street when all of a sudden the car shut-off. I couldn’t steer the car, nothing. So trying to turn the wheel, I glided to a curb safely. I called my mechanic and told him what happened and he has no idea. All he can tell me it was something electrical. And they checked everything.
After about 20 minutes, the car started fine. But then I hear this weird noise coming from the back. At first I thought it was another car outside with loud music. But the sound is a low muffling, “roooom room room rooooom”. At this moment I’m scratching my head and clueless. So I drive home, check under the hood, all while the engine is running. I’m listening near the exhaust. Have no idea.
Since these incidents, I realized if I drive for long periods of time and the engine is not cooled off long enough, I start having these issues. It’s gotten to the point where now when I’m only driving for 2 hours, including stops here and there, it feels like it’s getting worse. I can drive it’s just that it struggles, like a slight stuttering. When I put the a/c on pretty noticeable.
The timing is not right now to get a new car.
Let me know if there is anything I missed or doesn’t sound right.