I've had just about enough with this car. I've never known it to not have the check engine light on.
Around June or July of last year, I had spent the weekend away and went to go home. When I started the car it started kind of rough but I didn't really think anything of it. I filled it up with gas and when I started it, it started rough again and then it ran rough as I was driving. It felt like it wasn't getting any power and would shake when I pushed the accelorator. I went to get on the interstate when I noticed the engine light was blinking, which it had never done before. I took it to a shop and they said one of the ignition coils was going bad, replaced it and everything was fine.
About a month later it started running bad again. My dad changed out the rest of the coils and it ran better for a little while, then started again. It started doing it off and on. Some days it would run fine and others it wouldn't.
I got the oil changed and it briefly ran better but started right back again. My dad changed the spark plugs and that was the longest it ran well. I was able to take a trip 80 miles and back with no problems. But now it's running bad again and I have no idea why.
When I'm driving, I can have the pedal on the floor and it feels like it's not going anywhere. Like it's stuck on something. When I'm stopped at a red light or whatever, it shakes. So much that if I take my hands off the steering wheel it jumps around. Sometimes it will lurch. If I give it enough gas it will kind of jump then get stuck again.
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 2:40 PM