03-27-2009, 01:13 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Norfolk/Va Beach
Total Cats: 0
Sudden Loss of Power
I'll do the best I can to explain this very recent problem that has been troubling me since this morning.
This morning on my ride back from Richmond (1.5 hr drive), my car kinda jerked on me during the exit ramp like it was running out of gas but only did it VERY quickly so that i didnt notice what happened.
Then 2 minutes later it did it again. I saw my check engine light go off (which has been on since i bought the car) and my radio cut off, and suddenly i lost power to the car and it started jerking. 2 seconds later it went back to normal.
I pulled into a walmart parking lot. checked my fluids and any hose connections and everything looks fine.
It has done it to me 5 times today.....power goes off, and starts to stall/jerk then cuts back on.
i'm not sure if i have any water in the fuel maybe (it has been raining and very damp and foggy)
or maybe fuel pump going bad?
only recent modification i have done to the car is put new exhaust on it 2 days ago, but i doubt the exhaust sensor would make my car power cut off if something was wrong.