I have been experiencing jolting and bad shaking while driving and while parked, and sometimes the car really struggles to accelerate. The temperature dial has been showing that the engine is very hot, but it's not there for long before it goes back to the center. When the dial shows a high temperature, the engine sounds like it's running a little hard. I usually have to pull over and restart the engine for the shaking and jolting to stop, and then the temp dial will return to the center. Autozone did a code read for the check-engine light (which I forgot to mention, is on), and the code is P1299.
The dash lights have been weird as well. When this first started happening, the problem would go away for a little while and the light would go off. Also the airbag light has been on since I had the transmission rebuilt a couple years ago, and has now suddenly gone away.
It's getting very difficult to drive and any advice is appreciated.
I'm including a YouTube video I recorded that shows the sound it makes while it's shaking.
Ford Focus shaking sound: http://youtu.be/1a5efx-tLzQ
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 AT 3:10 PM