About a month ago my car began to have a loss of power. In the beginning id stall between first and second gears for a few seconds, until I ultimately had to either ride around at 20 or so mph until the car decided to shift gears and drive correctly. After it would shift into second the first time the ride would be fine, and if the car sat more than an hour the process had to be repeated. Transmission problems were ruled out first, I took it to ammoco transmissions and they diagnosed my transmission and found no problem, he warned me I may have a bad crank, but I was advised to pursue other problems. Around the time the problem began my service engine light came on, immediately got it checked and my oxygen sensors were defective, the first was defective, second shooting error codes. Fast forward I got hooked up with this shade tree guy, he told me he'd replace the sensors and I should also get new spark plugs and wires. Did that were test driving the car and all we smell is carbon monoxide, he gets out, looks under the car and my catalytic converter was literally "orange hot." The tune up and oxygen sensors being replaced also caused a really nasty misfire (spark and plugs in correct order.) Also it was a thick white smoke puffing from the exhaust rather than a steady flow. Replaced converter, same problem, converter gets hot, exhaust still puffy but not white nor does is wreak of monoxide. Now he says the ONLY thing that can be causing this would be my coil packs. Ive called shops, got fourth and fifth opinions, people say I should have done the coil packs first in order to save money, but important part they say by series of deduction, they agree it can ONLY be my coils. What do you guys think? The coils makes sense to me considering idling my car was the best way to ensure I'm able to shift up and ride normally, was that me actually compensating for low output of the coils? From what I understand they make however much your battery has into enough electricity to run the engine? Was me idling charging my coil packs (or whatever?) If you guys need more info just ask, ill reply quickly this has been a persistent and costly problem and I STILL cant make it to work, help.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 AT 10:05 AM