Hot start problem is two fold... Fuel accumulator (the one above the fuel
filter) is responsible for maintaining pressure via spring like diaphragm.
The diaphragm will leak as it age. It is easy to test... one side is a
rubber hose. disconnect it and if fuel keeps dribbling out... that is it.
You have to clamp the big fuel line shut or all the fuel in your trank will
drain out if you change it yourself.
The other fold is at the fuel distributor... on the top.. you may see a hex
nut or a torx nut. This is called a compensator... you can buy a kit... very
The shifting really fast is another story... and the fact that you got no
kickdown... there is a good probability that your valve body need
Shifting really fast... you mean when you start driving... your car starts
at 2nd gear... and then it should have shifted to third and stay there for a
while... but instead, it jumped to 4th almost immediately... yep... most
There is another test you should consider... when you shift from park to
R... how long did it take to engage? R to D? Now wait a while in P... and
then shift to D... if it takes 5 more seconds... your seals in the tranny
are really worn... would need a tranny overhaul soon.