Car starts and doesn't stall but can't drive
I have a '94 Tbird LX 4.6L V8. Lately my engine had been making some weird sounds (almost like lifter tick, but worse). Then, a little after, I noticed that depending on what gear I'm in and the RPM my engine is at, there's a high-pitched whistling that gets higher in higher gears. Plus, my engine had been running lean for quite some time, and occasionally would misfire. Also, my transmission was starting to slip. I know I should have done work on my car, but it's my only transportation and I'm a poor college student. I got it in pretty terrible condition and I had already spent several hundred on it.
Last week, while I was on the freeway, I noticed I couldn't accelerate. Since I was stuck in traffic, I was down to about 20 mph. After having to brake completely, I couldn't accelerate faster than about 15 mph, so I got off at the next exit and stopped at a light. Once I got there, I crossed the intersection, but couldn't go faster than about 8 mph. I pulled into a parking space, let my engine cool, and attempted to drive again. I drove maybe half a mile before I couldn't go any farther. I got it towed to somewhere I can keep it for now until I can get it towed to where I live for free.
As for what it felt like, I think it's pretty odd. It started with my transmission slipping, but then it started to feel like my engine was losing power. I would push down on the gas, and my RPMs wouldn't rise very high, even if I drove in first gear. The gas pedal still felt like it normally does. Once I let my engine cool and got to the second parking lot, I noticed that it felt like my gas pedal was disconnected. I checked under the hood, and I think it looks normal. I had no error codes thrown. My transmission fluid looks clean, and is at normal levels, along with my oil. I had also just flushed my coolant, and it was at the proper level as well.
I tried looking up the symptoms, but I couldn't find anything. Do you guys have any ideas?
Last edited by onecelledwolf; 03-06-2018 at 03:01 AM.