Car Trouble - Not mine tho :D

Lilleput

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So i was out driving my moms 206 Automatic and all of a sudden the Aut. Gearbox starts to cough and a Gearbox warning light comes on, i keep driving for 100 meters or so and then the whole engine dies and a aray of warning lights light up and the whole car starts to smell of rotten eggs - Im parked when this happens. - Just happy it wasent my car.


What went wrong? my mom thinks the whole engine needs to be replaces :D so if you could come with some words of wisdom to calm her down it would be great.
 

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nah, the engine probably shut down because you ignored the transmission warning light. Safety modes and all that.
 

Lilleput

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mmap said:
nah, the engine probably shut down because you ignored the transmission warning light. Safety modes and all that.
Didddent ignore it had to find a safe place to park.

Anyone recognize the symptoms? the smell have to tell you something :)
 

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Could it have overheated and the oil started to smell :unsure:
 

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Some computer might have melted or so, causing all kind of lights to come up on the board, and maybe messing up something with the injection, hence the "coughing*. :dunno:
 

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pdanev said:
Some computer might have melted or so, causing all kind of lights to come up on the board, and maybe messing up something with the injection, hence the "coughing*. :dunno:
The engine was fine it was the gearbox that was doing the coughing.
 

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rotten egg smell can happen from an over-rich mixture.... the warning lights could have made the engine go into a "limp home" mode and cause the ECU to richen the mixture. i dont think burning/boiling tranny fluid smells much at all like eggs.
 

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Lilleput said:
But why would the engine cut out if the car was in a "Saftey-get-you-home-mode" That dosent make any sense..
who knows. i dont design the systems :p

it could be as simple as the car needed a tune up anyway (read: new spark plugs) and the rich mixture fouled them very quickly (as a rich mix will do) and the car stalled out. whatever it is, i think a shop should look at the car.
 

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rotten egg = no or dead catality converters
rotten egg = engine overheating


those are the only rotten egg experiences I had with a car.
 

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Pull the tranny dip stick, if it smells like burning, you need a new tranny. Easiest way to find out if you have killed one.
 

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Some wireing to a lightbulb had snapped which made the whole car go into Psycho-Mode.

The bill was $100 where $10 for new wires :cry:


French engineering.. :lol:
 

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That's so 80's...
Lancia and Fiat (and I think every italian carmanufacturer) used wires so cheap that they spent more during the warranty, to replace all the wiring.
 
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