Check engine light & trac off light
You need a new mechanic...he obviously has sh*t for brains.
You're engine light is telling you that it's throwing some sort of code
(ie. something is wrong, it needs to get fixed). But, the engine light
shouldn't come on when you have your brakes done. There are number of
reasons as to why you're getting poor gas milage (ie. clogged air
filter, low air in the tires, etc. But in this case, it sounds as if
one of the brake pads are dragging more on the rotors than they should
Now, as for the jerking in acceleration and idling weirdly, it sounds
as if your air filter (and mass air flow sensor) needs to be cleaned.
My mustang idles high when it needs to be cleaned. As for acceleration,
you might want to have your distributor checked (the newer mustangs
have coil packs instead). This can cause jerking AND low gas milage.
If you want to save yourself a chunk of change, go to autozone and rent
their OBDII scanner, hook it up under the driver's side, and it'll tell
you if your car is throwing any codes (you can look the codes up online
to see what they mean). If nothing shows up, then your car should be
fine. But if something does, then atleast you've narrowed down the
factors of the problem.
Jun 28, 2008 |
1999 Toyota Camry