Having some issues with my 2000 Sahara I6 5speed and was wondering if you guys have any ideas what it could be so that I don't get totally screwed over when I bring it to the shop (since I don't have much technical understanding
For one the engine seems to have some misfires at highway speeds - there is no bang associated with it, it just feels like it has hickups. When I drive around in town everything is fine, idle is smooth, it starts up right away etc. but when cruising on the freeway it has infrequent hickups (for the lack of a better word...) Now the check engine light came on, too.
The other thing is that when driving at very low speeds (literally crawling, right before coming to a stop) it feels as if one of the tires has a flat spot from braking/skidding. It's kind of a limping sound, pretty faint, though - but I can feel it in the brake pedal. I don't think it's the brakes, though, because it continues when I release.
As far as the second thing is concerned, when I just called the shop to make an appointment the guy mentioned it might be a broken axle or something. That seems a bit far fetched since it is driving well otherwise and I have had the symptom for some time.
Does anybody have any ideas what this could be just so that I am a little more informed when I bring it in?? It's not that I totally mistrust the garage, but it's nice to have a little better idea, too.
I know it's a shot in the dark, but maybe somebody has a good guess?