The pop, when that occurs is the engine running smooth but higher in idle?
* Yes, when the car is first started. The RPMs are about 1100-1400. The car warms up and settles into about 900 - 1000 rpms and the sound stops. The idle doesn't feel rough until it settles into the 900 -1000 range. But not too rough, someone wouldn't notice it if they were not looking for it.
As for the tranny:
* The car runs fine except certain times when the automatic trans shifts into 2nd, most noticeably when slowing to turn or for a red light that turns green, then accelerate and it pauses, revs and then catches. (It does not make a any noise, no grinding, no bang just the hesitiation and rev) once it catches everything is fine and smooth. No difficulty getting second gear to hold once it gets past the engine rev it's a smooth ride and transfer into 3rd.
I am taking it for an oil change on Sat AM so I will have the Tranny fluid checked. All should have been doen with the timing belt repair this summer (both Fluid and Filter) again I will have them checked Sat am.
I also plan to have the brakepads replaced and possibly new struts.
Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 12:20 PM