Engine Performance problem
2003 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
My car started lurching forward at slow speeds around 20 mph, and it continued to do so. At a stop sign, it just completely died and the check engine light was on. I let it sit for a few days, and when we took it out again it was fine until we hit 50 mph and it sort of lurched forward again, and driving through town it died yet again at a stop light so I had to restart it, and it keeps like lurching forward when I drive. It is also idling roughly.
I went and had someone run the diagnostics test on it and it is P0102, being the vacuum hose, throttle body intake, barometer/manifold absolute bbpressure, or the mass air flow sensor.
Judging from what I've told you, is there any way to narrow it down to one of these things or do I need to bring it in? Are there any tests I can try myself to figure it out? Me being a 19 year old girl with really no idea about cars except how to change my oil and general things. Also, whatever it might be out of those things, is the repair expensive?
Any help with this would be great!
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 AT 7:46 PM