Car starts ok cold. Drives okay, accelerates normally. On highway (and street only driving after engine reaches what could be called operating temperature) while at cruising speed, noticed that the engine speed (tach) rises slightly and falls after engine reaches total operating temperature. After exiting highway(1 miles later) noticed that when accelerating, engine revs super high and rolling speed does not change directly with the engine speed (tach). The next things occur and get progressively worse. After a stop, when trying to pull off again, the engine does not respond when the accelerator is pressed--even to the floor--however, after a few seconds, the engine begins to slowly then quickly rev high and the car slowly begins to move and pick up speed. The car again does not move as fast as it should but the revs are high. Progressively it gets worse and the engine gets harder to rev. Put the car in park, engine idles but cannot rev the engine as it still operates the same--if you floor the accelerator pedal, it takes longer and longer for the engine to rev and when it revs finally, it revs as if you just floored the engine. Going in reverse seemed similar. You can feel the transmission engage while holding brake in reverse or forward. Vehicle seems to idle slower and slower.
Car works normally again after it sits over night. Starts ok, pulls out ok---but returns to what is described. Has been doing this for two weeks. Thought it was transmission (CVT). Noticed the level of fluid down about3/8ths from cold to full operating temperature. Hope this was explained well enough. Vehicle does not stall---yet--.
have the same problem?
Friday, January 9th, 2015 AT 9:20 AM