Im new to this forum. I looked at several pages of posts but didnt see a problem like mine.
I have a 2002 Tuarus SE that anytime the rpm's go above 3000 the car lugs and jerks really bad. It tends to do it less when the engine is still cold. Of course when Im on the highway and I go uphill the the rpm's have to shoot up to maintain speed. It is extremely aggravating
It does not trip any error codes or Check engine lights. When I add fuel injection cleaner to every fill up it, it stops the lugging and jerking. As soon as I stop adding the cleaner, it comes right back. I took it into the shop today and they "think" its a transmission issue and I should get a fluid flush and a new fuel filter.
I dont see how it would be a transmission issue since the fuel additive makes it better. And I had a tune up done about 20,000 miles ago. Would think the filter is still ok but I dont know. Before I drop a bunch of money on stuff I was hoping to get some input here. I was thinking more along the lines of injectors?
I am not completely mechanically declined, I have an old truck I dont mind working on, but this pos taurus I could not be bothered lol. Any help would be greatly appreciated