Hey, I was hoping someone could help me with my problem. I have a 1996 Corsica 2.2L with 120,000 miles. At first we believed this to be water in the gas/bad gas because there was a little in the gas from the filter when it was replaced. Or it was dirty fuel injectors. But here's the problem.
The problem will happen from various degrees of severity. But, the car will usually misfire on one cylinder when I start it after it has been sitting for a while. Then when I accelerate, the problem will clear out. As I drive the car may misfire very briefly every few miles and I will lose some power for a split second. Occassionally the cylinder will misfire for several seconds, these periods are more rare while driving but usually occur while I'm going up, just stopped or went around a sharp curve. I have no idea where to begin with this.
I've never taken a car into a shop for anything other than very quick repairs where I get it back the next day. If I had to take it in on Thursday if I can't figure this out, how much longer might it take to get the car back. It would hurt a lot to be without the car longer than Thursday to Monday.
Monday, October 15th, 2007 AT 9:55 PM