no longer smooth
I suppose this story starts a couple of years ago. While on a trip in my 95 Ranger (4 cyl, 5 speed), it stalled and left me stranded. It was the timing belt. I had it towed home and had the local shop replace the belt. Afterwards it would tend to rough idle at stop lights and such. It did ok while moving. I had the mechanic re-check it and he found nothing wrong.
Recently I had a tuneup and other repairs (a/c and brakes) done. Now it's worse. When backing out of my driveway it will stall. When waiting for traffic to clear so I can get onto the road, it will stall. It also seems a bit hesitant to restart. When cruising and not needing much gas, you can feel the engine stumble. It doesn't stall but it runs rough until you give it gas. I've had the engine codes checked and none show up.
I'm going to try to find another mechanic to look at it but I can't keep tossing money at it. I live in a rural area and most shops are small operations. Any suggestions?
Last edited by pmiker; 08-12-2014 at 08:14 AM.