I Have a 1993 legend, was running perfect until today! My brother decided
that he wanted to clean the engine for me, it did not go well! We went to a
car wash and he first applied some engine degreaser for like five minutes
and then power washed the engine compartment.
Once he was done with the wash I started the car and to my demise, it did
not look good. The car was idling very low and the idling was cycling like
crazy from like 200 to 800 RPM. I though, O.K. some water got somewhere and
it'll dry out soon. I was wrong!! When I tried to shift the gear into drive
it would not shift and yes, I was pressing on the breaks. I freaked out and
I was going to kill him. But, I wanted to get home so I finally used the
ignition key to unlock the shifter and I made it home (I left him at the car
wash) . It was less than half a mile drive home. My trouble did not end
there; when I got home white smoke was coming out of the exhaust pipe. This
is my story!
I know it was idiotic and believe me I did not want to do it but he
convinced me that it was a good idea and I reluctantly agreed! I know, I
know, you can curse me; you can swear at me all you want but PLEASE help me
out. I love this car and I am a student on a tight budget and there is no
way I can afford to take it to the dealer.
Thank you soooooo much and hope you can help me out.