Where is the appropriate place to post mechanical problems I am having on this forum?
I have several problems
2001 Legacy hatchback automatic transmission.
Thumping of driveshaft/transmission(?) in first gear (I think). Like a drum roll with 5-8 thumps then fine. It feels like it is coming from the middle of the vehicle just behind the front seats. Also I can hear a very faint high pitched metal on metal scraping when crawling forward.
Smell of fuel in cabin compartment when in idle.
Scariest of all a the car struggling on acceleration and pushing back (like being in to low a gear) then slightly accelerates a couple times. The tachometer bounces up and down a little reflecting struggling of engine/transmission(?). The check engine light flashes during this Shifting in to neutral then back in to drive while still moving corrects this.
When ever I shift into drive even when stopped the car starts to idle roughly
I have not had the error codes read before the this last problem occurred
and they where and Evap system leak small and a Transmission Knock Sensor (I think I)
I am just trying to get a better idea of what the problems are
Oil is good (although I have a small oil leak which I will try and address if the other problems are not fatal)
Transaxle fluid level is good. I changed it about a year ago
Going to do the usual things
spark plugs/ cables
and investigate the EGR
Any help would be appreciated