Hello.. I guess I'm going to say I'm a wanna be DIY with few tools, although I'm handy with other things and a tactical trouble shooter. Haven't done a lot of regular maintenance (not being cheap, just can't afford to sink a lot into preventative maintenance!!!)
My question is... how can I start to determine the source of my trouble?
I have a Kia Sportage 2002. It has been running well enough since I bought it about a year and a half ago and then about 2 weeks ago I noticed it felt real "rough" whe I was backing up. Almost like it was going to stall...
Starting moving and it cleared up. Went like that for a week, if it sat over night and I backed out of the driveway, it had that sluggish, lacking power feel... ready to "stall" (although it never has)
Then last week it started doing that more regularly. It usually does it when I first start driving but after running for a while it would misbehave when accelerating from stop lights or other times I'd slow down. Good when it was up to speed.
I have also noted on a couple occasions it was very squeaky, but that is not very consistent and would go away after running for a bit, not always come back.
Any thoughts as the cause of my trouble?