Just wondering if anyone can trouble-shoot this one, since I have no time nor money to take it to the shop and get it fixed. Maybe a year from now.
My car has been jerking at takeoffs and when slowing down a few days after I got it (As Is/No Warranty).
Immediately, I believed it was the transmission acting up, or the computer not communicating with the transmission correctly, or maybe the intake manifold gasket is coming apart. I was told by the car dealer who sold it to me that it may be a spark plug.
But then today coming home from work, I heard a buzzing sound and I couldn't figure out what it was... until I looked at the tach and speedometer. It was at 4,000RPMs at about 45MPH.
For a moment, I thought that was normal. But then I tried to go faster to keep up with the 55MPH speed limit. Then when I saw the tach and speedometer go up to 4,100 and only a couple MPH faster, I then realized something's not right.
I had wished that nothing serious would ever happen to this car until it was at least paid off. But now the bank expects me to continue paying for full-coverage insurance when I probably can't drive it for a good while.
Anyway, thanks. Whatever you guys say, I hope it won't be horrible news. lol