Car ran fine, nice and quiet, and was quite reliable until one day it would crank and crank but not turn over. Local mechanic replaced the fuel pump. Ever since then, it will start, but consistently takes several cranks before turning over. Once it does, it runs louder than before and at slightly higher rpms, as if it's getting a little too much gas. You can barely tap the gas and the rpms will jump and stay there even while coasting. Sometimes braking will bring rpms back down. Other times the rpms may get "twitchy" while idling, but not by much. In general it just runs noticably louder than normal. And if you dont press the gas before starting, it will sputter and die.
Also, the engine warning light is turning on intermittently. I have used the ignition method to get the trouble codes but have not had any meaningful codes display.
I can think of a million things that could be contributing to this, from a bad sensor, to vacuum leak, to faulty replacement pump, to timing chain giving up the ghost, but really don't have a clue.
have the same problem?
Saturday, November 16th, 2013 AT 10:49 AM