Update: I took it to a local mechanic. He hooked it up to his computer and it said that both oxygen sensors are bad, and also the throttle position sensor wasn't working properly. The throttle position sensor isn't old though, I've only had it for about 3 years, but I installed it myself and the mechanic said that it should be calibrated when installed.
We later discovered that my catalytic converter as well as my muffler was clogged, and he said that could be the reason it was showing that the oxygen sensors were bad. He took the converter off and installed a new muffler so that fixed the clog but he didn't check the oxygen sensors again to see if that fixed the problem.
I'm supposed to take it back to him after I get a new throttle position sensor and he said he'd put that on properly for me for a small fee. He said AutoZone parts aren't that great which is where the throttle position sensor came from. So where do you recommend I get one from?
Most shops around here will not do it for free as the car is an OBD1 and most places only do OBD2 these days
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 5:53 AM