As he mentioned, the check engine light should be on. There are many things that can cause this type of problem. What to do is have the computer scanned at a parts store. Most will do it for free. If the check engine light is on, there will be trouble codes to identify where the problem is coming from. Even if it isn't on, there could be old codes that are stored.
Have that done and write down the trouble codes they find. That way, we can better help you repair the problem.
PS: For some reason this didn't show up as already answered. So, sorry mhpautos and joe mack. I didn't mean to cut in.
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 2:04 AM