I was driving up a hill and lost a lot of power.Slight burning rubber smell, No engine
revving, a slight hum, couldn't get it above 30mph. Pulled over to inspect it and it wouldn't start again.the engine will cycle but not turn over. All lights still function.
JA: Does the engine spark at all? Is there a trouble code or is your "check engine light" on?
Customer: The light is on, but it has been on for years, there's a bad sensor so I jut ignored it.
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2003 matrix
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing so far, I'm in over my head. If I can find a solution I don't mind trying to fix it myself, but I'm not very knowledgable about cars.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: The oil level has been alright for about 2 years, which I know sounds crazy, but I check it every few months. It looked decently clean as of 4-5 months ago, but earlier today it was very dirty