Engine Performance problem
1999 Oldsmobile Alero 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 74,000 miles
I am having a new problem with my 1999 Oldsmobile Alero that has me stumped. The other morning on the way to work I was accelerating onto the entrance ramp to the freeway, where the car usually shifts into 3rd gear (automatic trans) it started to act like it was going to stall. It never did but the tachometer was going crazy bouncing around between 2500 and 3000 rpm and it started acting jerky. I was about to pull over when I took my foot off the accelerator the gear finally changed properly. I can get up to highway speeds but only gradually as going into 3000rpms seems to trigger this happening. It is now happening every time I drive. I listened for vacuum leaks but cant find any. About a week ago I changed the front CV axles and wheel hub assemblies due to various front end problems. Just a coincidence I suppose, one thing after another with this car.
Recent things I have done to this car:
-new coils, plugs and wires (6 months ago)
-replaced upper and lower intake gaskets (6 months ago)
-convert from dex-cool to multi coolant(6 months ago)
-CV axles and bearings (1 week ago)
-front and rear brake pads and rotors
-Tune up (3weeks ago)
Any help before I go spending a bunch more money trying to solve this new issue would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Sunday, September 28th, 2008 AT 11:01 AM