I just had a breakdown of my car, I was driving on the highway at 120km / h for about 15 or 20 minutes when I saw gray smoke emerging behind from the rear, I stopped right away, when I came out of the car, the smoke went black and the engine stopped immediately after.

After that, it was impossible to start the engin again :(

Do you guys know what can be the cause?

I have a 2010 Ford Fiesta.

  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! Commented Jul 2, 2018 at 0:00
  • Does the engine still turn over?
    – Ben
    Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 10:54
  • No, i hear a noise when I try but i can't get it to turn on
    – Dhon Joe
    Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 11:02
  • What kind of noise? A click? A grinding? A whirr? Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 18:51
  • @David it tries to start but doesn't, i would say a whirr
    – Dhon Joe
    Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 19:01

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I did a full diagnostic of my car, and it was the engine, i have to change the engine now.

To the others who might uncounter the same probleme, if you see smoke emerging from the rear, and hear the engine going crazy, pull off right away and stop the engine, it might save you a couple hundreds of dollars.

  • Engines dont just "go crazy". What really happened? Was it a runaway diesel engine or was the enigne running without any engine oil?
    – MadMarky
    Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 13:28

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