help with engine
This is my first post on this forum, I have a civic, but my mom has a g6 first gen, when they first rolled off the assembly line, I believe in December of 2005. Her car is now getting to be 3 years old, the engine light has come on and whenever you put the tranny (its an auto) into reverse or drive the engine shakes badly and my brother said it feels like the engine's gonna drop out when you do put it from park to reverse. I'm not a car guru, but I know that engine shaking isn't supposed to happen, and it might be a piston misfiring, but you never know. I know my brother accidentally broke the tie rod because he hit the curb and pushed the hub cap into the tire (and that also caused the tie rod to be shot). He also said that the engine light is now on, after he hit the curb goin around 40mph.
all comments and suggestions are welcome, I also know that there are numerous problems when buying a first gen car, and that the gm vehicles weren't made like they were used to.
my dad owned his 88 grand am until 2007 when he bought my car, and it ran just fine, all it needed was a paint job and the carpet on the roof was coming off (the glue was melting i guess) so it needed to be reglued.