I can't imagine the difficulty involving replacing points and condenser on a 1999 vehicle since it should have electronic ignition, but if the engine was replaced with an older engine and drivetrain, I could see it being done, if it is leaving the country and the DOT gives a waiver to eliminate the 1999 emissions due to leaded fuel at the new destination.
If it is in the trans or transfer case, have a reputable repair outlet diagnose the problem properly.
I have seen such with propeller shaft joints, tailshaft bushings, loose pinion, and many other possibilities including bad torque converter or bad/loose flexplate, restricted exhaust, etc.
If you have misfire codes, it could be a distributor problem, (or bad coil pack if distributorless), even mounts, trans input shaft bearings or an eccentric shaft that walked, bad/arcing ignition wires, bad plug, coil pack, emission component problems, even a coil that trips out when hot or at higher speeds.
A misfire would eliminate most of these other senarios.
The list is too broad without some specific code info or hands on. Find a shop you trust and hope you don't end up financing someones vacation this summer.
Thursday, May 17th, 2007 AT 5:58 PM