The engine starts and idles fine and initialy runs fine in Drive, but then it stumbles/looses power for 10 to 15 seconds then it clears up and runs fine again. A few times the engine has died after it stumbles/looses power, but it has always started and then runs fine. It does this same secquence each time you shut it off and let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes then restart and begin driving again. Initially when this problem started the "Check Engine" light came on and stayed on for a few days, but it has since gone off and stayed off. Any ideas what is causing the engine to stumble and loose power?
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2000 Chevrolet Impala
Question: Engine starts/idles fine but in Drive it stumbles/looses power then runs fine.
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (8356 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9355globalhelper February 11, 2013, 12:49Master
do you have any eng codes
ReplyLUV IMP2000, February 11, 2013, 13:25Rookie
No, I don't have a code reader.
Replyglobalhelper, February 11, 2013, 13:27Master
see auto zone or buy a cheap scanner,like 60.00 for code reader
ReplyLUV IMP2000, February 11, 2013, 13:55Rookie
What will the code tell me?
Replycsubak30, February 11, 2013, 14:38Master
Post the code read on here and then we can help assist you.
Replyglobalhelper, February 11, 2013, 17:23Master
it will tell us
ReplyLUV IMP2000, February 13, 2013, 14:53Rookie
I borrowed a code reader and the code is P0135 o2 Heater Circuit (Bank 1, Sensor 1). Would this o2 sensor issue cause the problem I described at the beginning of the blog?
Replyglobalhelper, February 13, 2013, 19:40Master
it could be or the circuit also could be bad. seek proper diag and est as not to waste money