Recently had CATS done...now having problems..
Exactly 1 week and 1 day I had new cats put on my car by Meinke and now I am having problems with the way my car is running. The day after the cats were done my car was idling rough and when I would put it in drive it was jerky and felt like it wanted to stall or couldn't go. The next day it drove fine. The next following days it would do the same thing, never at the same time or with any consistancy. (example: it wasn't just doing it when it was cold or after it was running for awhile...it just came and went without notice)
Now yesterday, I drove my car about 8miles to Advance Auto to pick up a new air filter, (it drove fine to the store) but when I went to back out of the parking spot to leave, the car stalled. I put it in park and started it up again, put it in reverse and it stalled again. I did this about ten times before I went in the store and asked them to test my battery and alt to see if that was the cause. The test results showed both the battery and alt was working fine. The guy who helped me asked me to show him what was happening and I did and he said he never saw anything like that before and just suggested I put it in neutral whenever I stopped just so I could get home. I did that and was able to get home. My car now sounds like sh*t and I feel Meinke f*cked something up because I had no problems like this before and also because the guy(s) who were working on my car were being real jerks and giving my father and I a hard time, which we gave right back after them having my car for almost 10 hours when they originally told me only 2-3hrs and being non-chalent about the whole thing when we called them out on no one working on my car and everyone just BSing.
Has this happened to anyone else before? What do you think is causing this? Do you think it's related to the work I had done or is it just a coinsidence? Do you think I have valid cause to go back to Meinke and have them look over my car again/complain about the problems I'm having? Your help/advice is MUCH appreciated.