Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: No guts and overheating 1994 Ford Fairmont

asked by on

1994 ED FORD FAIRMONT

It's been one thing after another. My problem now is my car has no guts, have to hold the accelerator to the floor to give it a boost and its fine unless I have to slow down and repeat the process, it also overheats when accelerating over 90km but then the gage will drop back down when I lower my speed.

Thermostat and gaskets replaced. Distributor, cat converter replaced. And a number of other things replaced along with a full service. Help I have already spent over $1600 at the mechanics.

My car has 300000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - I would check some basics - like compression on all cylinders, looking for low compression in 2 adjacent cylinders. This would signal a blown head gasket, which would explain the reduced power, and the overheating. For assistance with this, I would recommend a power loss inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My Ford Explorer SERVICE RSC NOW light is on,what should I do?

RSC stands for Roll Stability Control. It is a form of stability control. The RSC works in conjunction with the anti-lock brake system to help regain control of the vehicle if it goes into a spin or slide. The system...

Q: will a temperture switch cause an engine not to start?

The engine coolant temperature sensor sill not cause the engine to die or not start, but can cause the fuel system to go full rich. The engine dies when getting hot is most likely due to an ignition spark loss...

Q: My car won't go in reverse then when it do it stops suddenly in its tracks

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that would cause issues while reversing and in drive. Start by having the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes. This can be done at most automotive parts stores, or it can...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...