Hello all! I am new to this forum! (Please be nice, I'm not an idiot.)
I've had my 2006 Pontiac Vibe for a little over a year now. Recently, when I would drive long distances my oil light would flicker on and off. Soon, when I would go up hills it had very little power and really struggled up steep hills. My dad does most of my work on my car, and we took it for a test drive. We have replaced the fuel filter and the PVC Valve. Eventually, going across a bridge my dad told me to floor it, and I did The transmission started to slip, eventually, my battery went and it just started shaking and died. Right now the engine will turn over, but it won't start.
Has anyone ever had a problem similar to this? I have videos of the sound it's making and how the engine just shakes if that would be helpful. We asked a mechanic and he thinks it might be the timing chain. I'd hate to get rid of the car because I've only had it for a year and it has life still in it. Any serious advice is appreciated! Thanks