I am having almost the same exact problem - when first starting from a stop, the rpms spike and it hesitates befor accelerating and changing gears. This problem is especially pronounced on hills and when hauling any type of load. If I back off the gas, it usually settles down and runs fine. Also, sometimes on highway, it seems like the overdrive is not being engaged (right word?) - While I usually average 1500-2000 rpms at around 65-70 mph, when the problem occurs, the rpms will stay @3000. The service engine light came on the other day too, when it rains it pours.
Any help would be greaty appreciated!
Thursday, October 4th, 2007 AT 9:50 PM