Based on your suggestion of a temp sensor problem, I found and an article on the internet by Mark Davidson titled "Diagnosing Problems Related to the Coolent Temperature Sensor", and it makes sense to me. If on a very hot day, the sensor is telling the computer that the engine is warmed up when it really isn't, that could cause the engine to run very poorly until it actually does get warmed up. I don't even know where the temp sensor is located or if I would be up to changing it, but at least it gives me something to persue. Thanks for your help. I will post a donation.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 10:18 PM