Engine Performance problem
2003 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 91000 miles
I have a few symptoms to consider.
My car was running sluggish so I replaced the spark plugs (stripping out the threads for cylinder 1's spark plug and inserted a heely coil), wires and then the ignition coil but now I have a new problem.
Now, occasionally, when the engine is hot, I'll suddenly lose horsepower, as though someone cut the horsepower in half and the check engine light will come on and then start blinking. I'll pull over and turn off the engine and restart the engine and it'll be fine again for a few miles.
I pulled the codes (at Autozone) and the results (P0300 & P2302) say it might be the ignition coil, but the coil tests out OK.
My teenage son also noticed that he smells gasoline when the car is at idle if the vent or windows are open. I've also have had an on-again/off-again warning of a vacuum leak.
Could a fuel leak cause this type of problem. Where do I start? How do I find a leak in the fuel system when there aren't any apparent leaks? (No pooling/ puddling)
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 5:12 PM