But before the car has issues shifting, which is only when its cold, and only about half the time when its cold, other wise its fine, I can tell when its coming because the pedal, the gas pedal, is harder to push. You can feel the hesitation in the gas pedal before you feel the car shift. And its not just a little shift. And I'm not pushing the RPM's high or anything. Generally they are around 2.5 or 2. Depending on what the speed I need to get up to is. The car has always idled high, wheither its normal or not I dont know, but it idles around 1.5.
So my question is, do you think that the catalytic converter could cause this problem? Or is my transmission just going out? I have checked my tranny fluid, and just recently changed the fluid and the filter (As in less than 500 miles ago).
This is an 1997 Ford Escort wagon, with 187,000 miles, and the 1.9 liter engine. Thank you for considering my question. I know its confusing.
have the same problem?
Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 8:29 PM