1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE, 135, xxx miles, 3800 series
My car has had a series of problems that seem to be taking it downhill. It all started when I noticed the ABS light would come on and stay on during the duration of my drive. At first If I turned the car off and then back on I could get it to go off, but now its on 90% of the time I'm driving. I also started to notice a violent shaking when braking at high speeds. But I know this could be a variety of issues with the brakes in general. And maybe started around the same time as the light just as a coincidence.
Recently my car has been acting funny during my daily drive to and from work. When accelerating gently to overcome a hill, right around the 50-60mph mark the car will drop from 3400 - 1900 rpm. The only way I could overcome this is to let of the gas and re-apply it. This worked for about a week, I have been to short on money to have it worked on. But now when I do that and give it gas to accelerate the car shutters pretty harshly until I let back off. (This happened pretty bad last night and now the check engine light has come on.) Its so bad that now to get up a hill it only pushes around 2000rpm and drags itself up. I also noticed when it doesn't shutter it feels like its driving into a heavy wind and just doesnt want to go even though the RPMS are elevated. Also when this came to its worst over the past few days I noticed an oil spot on my driveway. And one at my parking spot at work. I have no idea whats going on and hoping its something I can fix.
Thank you very much for the help!
have the same problem?
Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 10:26 AM