My D with 120K miles has started doing something strange and I don't know
what might be causing it. Before I bring it to the dealer I thought I
would try asking here.
It's been running quite well. However, about 1-2 weeks ago it started
cranking very slowly. I thought it might be the battery so I've been
carrying around a self-contained jumper pack. However, here's how the
symptoms usually go:
I try to crank it and it barely or does NOT turn over. Sounds like its
coming up on the compression cycle and stops cranking. However, when I
connect the jumper pack it then seems to turn over normally then starts.
Once started, is won't continue running. If I heal & toe it I can keep the
revs up sufficient to keep it running. But, when I shift into drive it
will stall. But this time it cranks over just fine and usually starts.
Then, when I back down my driveway into the road and stop to change
direction, it stalls. Another restart. I drive <1 mile to the corner of
my street and it stalls. Another start on its own power and the engine
starts but when I come to the next stop sign... it stalls.
Obviously I cannot drive this car like this. Does ANYONE have any ideas
relative to this problem? When it runs... it runs great. But not this
I will be eagerly awaiting any and all replies.