I drive a 94 Cavalier , lately it has been over heating , i replaced
the rad hoses , and it doesnt over heat anymore. But now it shakes
when i get to 100kms/h and even though its not over heating the dash
is always really hot. It also feels like the car isnt getting any
gas. My mechanic says theres nothing wrong with it , does anyone else
have any idea what might be going on?
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With a clunker like that you could need all sorts of suspension parts
like tie rods, struts and ball joints. How much are you willing to put
into it to go over 100KM/hr? It could even be as simple as a bad tire.
You could experiment yourself by moving tires front to back and testing
it. Jack up the front end and check for loose parts too. Get an
alighnment done somewhere and they will likely give you a list of
I assume that you had the car repaired by the same mechanic that
that told you nothing was wrong. As someone else said, get a new
mechanic. Obviously there is something wrong.
Your dash does not get hot because the engine is overheating, it gets
hot because of possibly an electrical problem or because the heat
is blowing onto it. The shaking could be caused by the front end
going bad, or because of an engine problem. However, I would not put
too much more money into this old car, you would be better off getting
a newer better car. And for what you will spend getting it fixed, you
could at least make a tidy down payment on something.
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