The engine runs out fine and idles as it should but when it is cold and you put it into drive or reverse it will kill the engine immediately unless you keep up the revs up 1500-2000rpm. Also, when accelerating, it makes that "pinging" sound ie: pre-detonation, like the vehicle is under a load.
When the car is at normal operating temperature and your driving at a steady 60-70mph, every 5 miles or so, it will start to lose power and will not keep the rpms up, just like if you were steadily braking and giving it gas at the same time. If you pull over and turn the key off and restart the car it seems to reset this condition for another 5 miles.
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Friday, October 12th, 2007 AT 4:21 PM