I think this problem could be associated with an overheating problem.
I have noticed that the stumbling starts after driving for more than 7-8 miles.
I did not realize there was an overheating problem until a week ago when the heat-gauge went to full and I had to have the car towed to a mechanic.
If there is a overheat problem for whatever reason, the coolant also starts heating up too and since the same cooling system is used to cool the transmission system also, it boils over to this also and starts affecting this system. I have an automatic transmission.
This could be the reason that I feel the car stumbles and the loss of traction when it is changing gears (automatically). The longer the drive it keeps getting worse and to the point that engine revs even with flooring the accelerator.
Could one of the techies post their thoughts on this.
Thursday, December 28th, 2006 AT 11:16 AM