About a month ago, I noticed a loss in power after already being driven for a while that day when coming out of a slow stop and pressing on the gas – it’s almost as if the car was in neutral, but was in drive. I’d let off the gas for a few seconds and then the car would drive normal again.
I took it into my mechanic who test drove it and couldn’t get the car to do what I was explaining, so it was hard to diagnose. He was able to pull an engine code for a secondary air pump and 2 misfires from the car, but nothing else. Said the transmission didn’t bring up any codes.
Fast forward to this week and my car will hardly accelerate at all when in drive or reverse. There was a loud noise associated with it, but after I topped off my oil, that noise went away. When i’m in park or neutral and accelerate, the car is fine and sounds totally normal, but the car isn’t drivable.
Any suggestions on where to start?