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Engine light came on car sounds like a helicopter

I bought my car in 2006 and It's had the fuel injectors replaced and the gear shift all in early 2007. In late 2007 I had the air bags fixed too....things were going fine until I woke up this morning and started my car (which I had problems doing) to find the check engine light on. So I got out the book and I read it and decided to leave the car sit for 10 minutes and then try and start it again.No luck still the same problem. Also noticed when I lifted the hood the engine sounds like a helicopter about to take off.It's so bad I can't back the car out of the drive way it sounds like the back end and front of my car is going to fall off. Not only that I also noticed that there is a very bad smell almost like a gas leak but I see no leak....I'm curious if the fuel injectors that were replaced were faulty too...or has this happened to someone else also??? I'm having it towed to the dealership tomorrow since it isn't drivable and I am scared to drive it were with all the shaking...I'm not under warranty any more so I'm really nervous about how much it is going to cost me...I love this car and haven't had any real problems with it other than the recalls...but also very frustrated that things keep happening like this to it.

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  • rmkd81 Jan 26, 2009

    I got it towed this morning...the guy that towed it said it sounds like the motor....I found out I am under warranty...thank god!!! for some reason I thougt it ran out...Maybe just the stress of everything that has gone we will see what the dealership says...I hope it isn't something major :(

  • rmkd81 Jan 26, 2009

    It ended up it was a kink in the coil...causing engine misfire...they replaced the ignition and everything is good now...and I didn't have to pay a thing!!!! Except for inspection...which it passed Thanks so much for your comments :)

  • chrisnchevy Feb 17, 2009

    on the 15 i parked the car(it was running perfect) on the morning of the 16 i triend to start it and had problems....finally got it engine is shaking like a paint shaker loud noise and all......i tried to drive it and it wont go past seems like no power is going thru the engine......meaning no acceleration no nothing.....Please Help


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Sounds like someone stuffed something in your tailpipe! This one sounds interesting. I will help you figure this out. Just keep commenting, and I will be here for you. Let me know if somebody did stuff your tailpipe, because that was the first thing that popped in my head! Best wishes.

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  • Bryon Agin Jan 26, 2009

    I wish you the best of luck with your car. Take care and God bless. If it don't go well at the shop, comment here. I'll still be here willing to help out.

  • Bryon Agin Jan 27, 2009

    Can't ask for better than that huh? Even at twice the price! LOL.

    Take care and God Bless.



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