The problem I am having right now is that if I accelerate quickly from a stop, but release power while I am still in first gear, the car makes a loud thud as it stops accelerating. They claim that this is an engine related issue, and they want to sell me an overpriced tune up (spark plugs, inspect/replace wireset, clean throttle bore, inspect/replace distributor cap & rotor, inspect/replace air filter, fluid top-off and a bottle of fuel injector treatment) for $180 to fix this but I know for a fact that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the engine, and a minor tune up would do nothing to fix my problem. The problem only occurs in first gear, and only when I quickly release the gas pedal.
Also, the transmission fluid is very far above the full mark(it always has been since the day my transmission was rebuilt) the guys at the service center claim that this is acceptable, but I suspect otherwise.
I am a poor college student. I am very meticulous, and consider myself at least slightly more car-educated than the average person, so I would much rather take the time to try to fix this myself the right way, instead of paying someone to fix a car they don't really care about.
have the same problem?
Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 3:00 AM