I had noticed my car had a rough idle burning a lot of gas and jerking real hard into first and second gear sometimes a few months a go before taking it to the beach. We had taking it to gm and they suggested a transmission flush and a few other things which had cost 500$ all together! The car seemed to be running a little better without the rough idle but was still only sometimes jerking into first and second gear. Sometimes the traction control light would come on as if I had turned it off.
So since the beach trip the car has not been the same at all. Burning a lot of gas. I never have problems starting it in the morning or anything. It always starts right up and goes. It when I'm at a good speed it will sputter or hesitate while accelerating. Some days it wont do it at all.
Someone told us to change the crankshaft sensor. While doing that we noticed a sensor with a broken or missing clamp for the wires and some of the wires were missing the protection tape stuff on the other part of it. Took it out noticing it was covered in black old oil or grease looked like. Wiped it off and put it back. After looking up that part I'm pretty sure its the transmission speed sensor. It was in the transmission.
That same day we went visit a friend. The car ran the same way just shitty with no change at all. When we left the car went into what seems to be limp home mode! Its not shifting at all wont go over 30 mph also making crazy noise.
. Thanks in advance :)
have the same problem?
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 AT 8:36 AM