My son was driving our 96 Tuarus station wagon w V6 on a
long-distance trip. Apparently, the serpentine belt broke and he kept
driving the car (Duh!). (He said the temp gauge never registered hot.)
The check engine light eventually came on and the car sputtered to a
halt. I won't start now. He said coolant and steam were everywhere.
The car is 450 miles away right now.
For you gurus: What's the worse case scenario? The engine does turn
over. It just won't start. I'm trying to decide whether it's worth
going up there to try and fix it, if it's within the capabilities of a
backyard mechanic like me.
Or maybe it's time to just junk it. It only had 80k miles on it and up
to this point was a great car. I recently had a lot of work done on it
too! A local yard offered me $50 for it, which really impressed me!
Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions/ideas.
"Take a little 5FU, leucovorin and irenotecan for thy stomach's sake." -- 1
Timothy 5:23 (adapted)