Re: Sorta Transmission Jerkiness
Having similar surging/jerking issues when climbing grades and accelerating without alot of power. I'm recently retired from the military and have driven my Outlook alot. Bought new in 2008 and have just reched 160,000 miles. I've had to replace the transmission already at around 100k and have replaced the plugs too. I try to do most repaires myself and have noticed much talk in the forum concerning coil packs going bad. Wondering if there is a DIY test for these? I did take it to a deaqler weeks ago and tried to duplicate the problem. Of course the car ran fine for him but started to stumble on one occasion. He said it didn't throw a code but thought he saw it the tester mention misfire on #3. The tech said #3 was the rear middle cylinder and it was probably a faulty coil or plug. Since the iridium plugs should still be good, I bought a new coil from the local auto parts place and replaced #3 middle rear....No fix. The problem seems to be getting worse. By the feedback on the forum, I guess I'm lucky to have driven so many miles without having to replace my coils. Being that I'm retired, I don't have alot of cash to throw at replacing all the coils hence the question on testing them myself. This is the only vehicle I have and any feedback and assistance would be greatly appreciated.