|Getting pretty frustrated...
||[Sep. 4th, 2009|05:27 pm]
I have a 2000 Saturn LS2. Lately it had been giving me a little trouble starting up and going...when I would first crank it, it would rev itself up to around 4000 RPMs while in park. I would put it in drive, and for the first 200-300 feet it would hesitate when it should have accelerated, and then it would generally start going normally.
Last Monday, I had someone change the oil, engine filters, as well as fix a few other small things (tail light out, patch a tire). Tuesday morning, I couldn't get my car to accelerate over 20-30 mph. When I try to accelerate, it kind of jumps and jerks instead of accelerating smoothly, and it never goes over 30 mph unless I'm going downhill, and going uphill it barely goes 20 mph.
Thinking it was either the transmission or the fuel line, I added transmission fuel and stop slip/leak, and added fuel line cleaner to the gasoline. No result.
I took it to the Saturn dealership on Wednesday, assuming them to be the best place to find out the problem. They came back telling me it was the catalytic converter, and both the rear and the front needed replacing. I ended up taking it to Midas (it was around $600 cheaper than the dealership) and got it back about half an hour ago.
No change. It may run more smoothly, and no longer splutters and dies when first cranked (though I'll know for sure when I try and start it up cold)but it still won't go over 30 mph and just kind of jerks along. When I let off the acceleration, there's a sharp jerk.
I really hope someone here can help me. I'm not sure what I'm going to do...my parents helped me out with the converters, but I can't afford anything else. Hell, if the price had been much over what we paid we were planning on just going for a new vehicle, mine is such an old hunk of junk. But now we're $1000 in and nothing's fixed.