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When gear is engaged in drive, the car feels like it's "coughing" or skipping. It seems as if the transmission doesn't want to shift

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  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    I am having a similar problem. It seems to be a problem with the ignition coils. The shop keeps replacing the bad one but within a few months another one goes. Taking it into shop again for another ignition coil change again. Wish they could get this fix for good. Good luck to you.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I think your transmission range sensor(switch) is bad.. I just bought one for my 05 mazda tribute it had the same symptoms..it's like 60 dls..

  • mbaluss Dec 29, 2008

    Occurs between 40 and 55 mph only but feels as if the car is running out of gas...skip, cough as noted.

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If it is a later model (for instance, mine is a 2000) it could be the sparkplug wires are to old. I had the same problem as well as chugging and sputtering going up hills. What was going on was the wires were not allowing enough power to get to the plugs to fire properly. Disconnect the Mass Air Valve while the vehicle is running, if you get a steadier idle and stonger overall sounding engine that this is definately your problem. I did it and my MPV purrs now.

Hope this works for ya.

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Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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