I'm having an issue where about every other time I get on the highway and get my car up to speed (about 70 mph), within the first minute of maintaining that speed, my engine's RPMs drop to zero and the car lurches and begins losing speed. If I pump the accelerator a few times the engine usually comes back, but the time it takes for this to happen is lengthening.
Originally it happened for less than 2 seconds, then it took about 5 seconds, now it's about 10 seconds. This last time it occurred, I tried turning the key to the "Start" position to see if the engine had died and nothing happened.
I can provide any more details necessary on this, but I was wondering if this was sounding more like an electrical issue (battery or alternator), emissions issue (PCV valve, charcoal canister, etc) or something else (crankshaft position sensor).
have the same problem?
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 AT 2:42 PM