Likarock4435, not braggin', 'least not about the vehicle stuff!
But, even if I'm wrong about, "what's wrong with your rig", and as you get into it more, and testing sheds light on something else. Or whatever!
If you will continue to "throw" your findings here, usually Somebody here, will see your plight, and will give you a better answer. Without more answers from you, or more testing on your end, it's hard to make a Fast Judgement Call!
So please do continue to keep our end informed, it may save you a bundle of money, in the end.
Turns out on my wife's rig, the problem was a coil pack, going bad.
Even with, recommendations from others, I had "thrown a few parts at it", anything to keep it out of a shop! I had spent a little over $200, slingin' parts, before we arrived at the REAL PROBLEM!
I credit the unnecessary parts (in my own head, and world) towards "preventative maintenance" and Free installation of new parts, which are now taking the place of old "tired" parts----And still, I feel I have "Cheated" the Dealership out of the $$$ that it would have cost, if only they had performed just one operation, I had done (in other words, I still have done a lot MORE replaced, for A LOT LESS, than if taken somewhere else!)
Coil packs on mine were close to $70 a piece-(parts throwin' there, would be $70 X 6 for all new ones---3 were difficult to get to, had to remove the intake to get in there. You have "8", I do not know how EZ to get to!
Instead of stickin' 6 new ones in, My "Plan" was to buy one new one, and begin swapping it out down the line. Until the skipping stopped (which now, had been getting more frequent) (also, this was the previous "parts throwing concept"---MAKE IT STOP!)
Turns out, with some advice from another feller here, I had another source, that sorta "Fell in my Lap", It pointed to #3 doin' the skipping, and Wah-Lah!---Wifey's rig is fixed now, w/ only one, Hard to get to Coil Pack replaced. One time. She is happy---I am happier, I was tired of messing with it (months now! Wasn't gonna let it whoop me!), Now have time to play with my Jeeps and Toys!
Yours may be a totally different scenario, w/ computer cars symptoms, are not like diagnosing an old car. Could be many things, that cause the same symptoms.
Do your testing. Come back to us. We do try, we may can recommend less expensive resources, and we do this for free too (the big guys do smile upon donations, sorta keeps us going)!
Other experts may/ can join in on your post and help out, way more than me!
See you soon soldier!
Thursday, June 9th, 2011 AT 12:14 PM