Red Lightning bolt, engine light, trans over temp, occasionally problems with starting.
About 3 weeks ago, one day I started my car, (it was cold) and I dint wait for it to warm up like I usually would. I was in a rush and I drove to the store around the corner. About 5 mins after my car was started, a red lightening bolt appeared on my dash and the temperature gauge was stuck on cold. I replaced the thermostat. I looked into the lightening bolt symbol and I've come to the assumption that I need to put one of those fuel cleaners in my tank. I haven't done so yet, because about 2 weeks ago, I was getting gas and when I went to start my car afterwards, it wouldn't start. I gave it about 15 minutes and was able to start it, however it wasn't running right (shaking, not sounding 'alive') so I parked it in the back of the gas station and a few days later it was determined that I needed a new battery. so I replaced the battery, it runs good, however I'm still having problems with the lights and I'm now getting a light saying trans over temp. The temp gauge shoots to hot after about 10 minutes of driving it. It gets a little smoky but I don't drive it after I see it getting too hot. And I haven't driven it at all in the past few days because I'm afraid to further damage it.