I have a Dodge Stratus 2000 SE 2.4 L with 150,000 miles on it.
I decided to change the timing belt and water pump, since my mechanic told me to do so because of the mileage it had on it. Anyways, I went and replaced the timing belt, water pump and oil pump.
After it was replaced, I noticed the car was shaking in idle and on gear, very little on gear 1.5k - 2k RPM. My mechanic told me it could be the wires, so I replace the wires, the plugs, coils, etc.. He told me to clean the injectors with Seafoam and put super unleaded.
Well, is been two months and I still have the problems. I don't know what it can be; I'm very confused about the whole situation. I know for sure before I replaced the timing belt, water pump and oil pump the car was running fine. It was only after I changed the parts that it started to shake and vibrate.
I have done some research and some asking around they say the car can be out of timing, timing belt missing a tooth.
My questions are the following:
- What are my consequences of running my car out of time?
- Was my mechanic just stringing me along because he knew?
- What is the average price to set the timing belt in time on my car?
- Why is my engine light not on? Can i still check the computer with a DTC scanner? Will it tell me if something is wrong?
Thank you in advance, any answers will be very appreciated. God bless.