Engine Performance problem
1993 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 118242 miles
When I drive my 93 Saturn SL2, the norm for my rpm's is 1500. When I accelerate, so do the rpm's, until the car shifts, and they drop. Normally. But lately when I drive, say, 40mph, maintaining the same speed, my rpms jump up to an alarming 3000. I shift to neutral, and they'll drop, but go right back to where they were when I put it in drive. As I slow down to stop, rpm's decrease, then jump up before finally going down. While all this is going on, occasionally my chk engine light will come on. When I shut the car off, then start it again, it seems to reset the chk engine light, and the rpm issue. I had this issue off and on until last spring, and only when I drove the car for an hour or more. (Referring to both rpm's and idiot light). I'd turn off the key, turn it back on, and voila! Car fixed! But now this is happening after driving for only 10min or so. Can't put it off any more. What do you think is wrong?
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 1:22 PM