Here are the symptoms my car is having:
1. When stopped at a stop sign or a red light, if I do not put it in park or neutral, the engine will make strange "chugging"-like sounds and get a little "jumpy"
2. If I accelerate too rapidly from park, especially up a hill, those noises will be louder than normal, it will get more jumpy, and my check engline light will blink for a few seconds until I slow down to a crawl basically.
3. It also seems like when the tachometer is over 2,500 rpm's while I am driving it makes those chugging sounds whether I am going uphill or not.
4. Backing down the driveway in reverse makes the check engline light blink with the same bad chugging noises unless I go down really fast, or coast down in neutral.
Within the last 1-2 months, I've replaced the spark plugs and used a fuel additive that is supposed to clean the fuel injectors and that sort of thing.
I change my own oil and oil filter. It seems like this started happening last time I changed it, but as far as I can tell I never did anything wrong.
It gives me the feeling that it's going to conk out on me at a red light one of these days. It doesn't matter what the weather is like or anything.
Any suggestions as to what this could be? Thanks
have the same problem?
Sunday, February 10th, 2008 AT 12:33 PM