May 232015

for  going on a year when I drive, the front of the vehicle smells “hot” , the coolant is draining out very slowly, over a few months to get below the minimum line.. there is no coolant on the garage floor. I have taken it to two different mechanics, one said the hose needed tightened but both can find nothing else. the gauge never goes to over heat I want to take it to another mechanic but don’t know what to tell them…I am a widow and know little about cars but do know my car and its ailments, thank you

May 222015

A couple days ago my radio stopped working and now only the external and dashboard lights work when the switch is turned on but the radio and inside lights don’t work at all. Before this the car makes noises and the air does not get cold and will not turn off properly. Do you think all of this is related?

May 202015

2009 Dodge Journey SE 2.4 engine will not accelerate. Diagnostic test shows electronic throttle control system. What can be done? Buy a part or take to a dealership to fix?

May 132015

Can the mechanic ruin the transmission when replacing the engine with a used engine? We were told the engine was shot. After replacing the engine with a used engine, the mechanic says the transmission is shot now. We had no warning that there was anything wrong with the transmission.