Engine Performance problem
2000 Dodge Avenger 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 189000 miles
at first car only stalled occasionally on deceleration then after a week stalled every time I decelerated (stop signs, turns and seems to occur under 1000 rpm) at first idle was fine but now idles rough and dies sometimes when idle but always dies when I slow down. Car runs a lot better when cold but after 1/4 mile of driving will die when decelerating. Drives fine when not slowing down and slows down fine until under 1000rpm.
took it in and mechanic replaced: valve cover gaskets, cleaned the EGR, new wires, new plugs, idle speed control motor/valve, and changed the oil. He said there is a map sensor error causing the engine light and replaced the map sensor but car is exactly the same as before. He gave up (cost me a so much and same problem please help). He said take it to dealer and maybe replace the computer (he said that would be expensive. Just the new plug wires cost $200 and he thinks this will be expensive! God only know s how much that will cost me. I have read a lot of the same problem but all treads just seem to ask the question with no answers. He also recommended me junking the car. :-0 because of the high miles but I cant afford that. Currently I shift to neutral on deceleration and use left foot for break while maintaining 1500 rpm with right foot sometimes I cut it too close and engine drops from 1000 to 0, when I try to push the gas to compensate (if that happens) there is a lag but sometimes it takes just before it dies and rev's to 3000 and hold s for 5 sec or so before drifting back down if that helps any.
ok been about a week, am I doing something wrong with this post, I tried to give as much info as I could. Why is no one responding? Not even an "I don't know"? I didn't mention high miles meant 180000.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 AT 11:22 AM