Tonight I got home and went to get out of my car to find out I was rolling backwards down the driveway(car was off, and in neutral). I hit the brakes, and realized the parking brake wasnt fully engaged, so I released it and let it roll down into the street.
Here's the part that scared me a little bit: when I went to start the car, the engine did not start right away. The RPM's stayed below 0 on the tach for about 3-5 seconds, the lights dimmed, and I think there might have been a chime in there somewhere before the idle went up to normal. I could hear the engine having trouble so I know it wasnt just the tach acting up.I have never had this happen before. After I got back up the driveway and parked again, I shut off the car and started up again, and there were no problems.
I've had an engine surge when doing a lot of stop and go driving lately and I had the dealershit check it out last week. They apparently test drove it and didnt notice anything out of the ordinary(hard to believe, It happens literally everytime I drive the car), but reccomended throttle body service. Could a dirty throttle body cause the problem with the car starting?
the car is an 06' ls 5-speed coupe with 40k miles on it.
"It's not rocket surgery"
Last edited by Riot; 07-20-2010 at 12:57 PM.