Car Talk me.
December 21, 2011 1:25 PM Subscribe
Before I go back to the auto shop to get them to fix something they didn't get right the first time . . . maybe you can help?
posted by liketitanic to grab bag (4 answers total)
I took my 1988 Toyota Camry in for repair because it wasn't accelerating properly--sometimes, unpredictably, the acceleration rate would get stuck and be quite slow, which is risky when merging onto freeways (and there's a lot of freeway driving in the Bay Area!). I guess this is called hitting dead spots? Like I can have the pedal to the floor and it doesn't accelerate quickly. So the garage said it was a distributor problem and replaced the distributor, but even after picking up the car the problem was still evident. Their work is under warranty so I can take it back, but . . . what is the problem? I'd like to know a little more about what might be going on before I take it back to them.