Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southern Ca
Car: 00 OB 07 OBXT
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i have no idea, the erratic nature of the problem and lack of any codes has me stumped.
timing belt could account for lack of power and smell but should never have been temporarily "fixed" by restarting the car.
a clogged exhaust might account for the dying thing.
not sure how mechanically inclined the owner is, if he's up for it we can suggest some methods of eliminating some of these possibilities.
if not, time for the mechanic to start investigating.
have to look in the manual, do our cars have that exhaust valve thing [the valve in the exhaust, not the exhaust valve] that closes at low rpms to increase torque ? if so maybe that's stuck.
could it be a binding trans or diff that's limiting the engines ability to transfer power to the wheels ? bad torque converter or trans pump issue ?
does the car rev freely in park and or neutral ?