Engine Performance problem
2003 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 218000 miles
The car idles good. Starts good, hot or cold. Runs smoothly. Never dies.
But, when car is cold, it will buck and jerk like crazy when starting up normally from a stop sign or light. If you let off gas or stomp on it, the problem stops.
Lately, though, problem has happened a couple of times when warm. Coming off interstate to stop, then when start forward car bucks or acts like it is flooded. Let off gas or stomp on it and it seems to get better. Once past initial bucking, car runs and accelerates fine.
Please tell me it's not the transmission!
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 14th, 2009 AT 4:21 PM