The first thing you have to do is find a parts store that reads out the
engine computer codes, free.
Then come back and post the code(s) themselves.. not what the clerk
thinks they mean and not what you think they mean.
Dont let them sell you ANYTHING to fix it.
It may be that you have a minor vacuum leak or a dirty Mass Air Fuel
sensor.. or an EGR system problem or an ignition system problem...
There are too many possibilities to go into without those codes.
That said, do you consider yourself competent to fix the problem, once
it's narrowed down? Have you done your own maintenance in the past?
Other things we need to know:
Does it start normally; once started, does it run normally until you start
What engine is it?.. would help but is probably not material in this case.
ANY other unusual symptoms...
autozone, for one... call and check Pep Boyz.
But if you are 'car-ignorant' -not that there's anything wrong with that-,
then all you're going to get here is advice that will let you talk to the
inevitable technician with some credibility.
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