Roughly 2 months ago I replaced my clutch with an aftermarket (128K miles) befor this Ive had no issue, other than the battery issue.
Within 200 yards with the new clutch, the RPMs were bouncing around. Got to the house. Disconnected the battery, looked for anything I. Outdoor have done wrong. no issues with that since.
About 2 weeks later (400-500) I’m driving in town RPMs stumbled CEL flashing and could not exceed 3000 RPM. Nursed it home. Turned it off, disconnected battery. Looked for any issues. Nothing. Started right up, no issues no CEL. Everything was normal. I’m now at 132K miles. I’ve learned that turning the ignition off for a few seconds resets it. It happened 3-4 times since.
A local shop did a scan (no CEL on) #4 is missing. Said to change plugs new ones were put in around 75K) put in the NGK and new coil which was recommended. Ran like a champ. Following day, same thing. Took it back with the CEL flashing. Clean fuel rail and change #4 injector.
Side note. I’ve been reading on here MAF sensors being the cause for not being able to exceed 3K 4K RPM.
I cleaned out the fuel rail, replaced the injector (as recommended) and cleaned the MAF sensor (from the recommendations that I’ve read on here)
6 days later and aprox 400 miles later IT HAPPENS AGAIN!!!!
From all the reading I’ve done with others having the RPM issues. None have said if it was intermittent ( like I’m having) or the issue was there until it was repaired.
I really enjoy driving this car. This issue is making me want to wrap it around a pole.
i know this was long and I’m sorry. Just trying to get all info in. Any and all help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.