Have a 2003 Jeep Liberty (Sport) with about 54k miles on it.
Lately I have been having some issues with my transmission:
When I am in park, and I reverse out of my spot, and then move into DRIVE the car continues to roll backwards for a few seconds, and then kind of KICKS and allows me to drive forward. While it is rolling backwards, nothing happens when I accelerate! This is becoming very dangerous, as I now have to stop reversing sooner then I would, and measure how much room I will have including the rolling.
The same happens when I go directly from park into drive. It will just sit there for a few seconds (tried accelerating, nothing happens) and then all of a sudden kick and allow me to proceed forward.
I also have the feeling that the gears are not catching up as smoothly as they usually do when I am driving from around 25-40mph.
The Check Engine light has also come on.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I am a starving college student and really cant afford to be ripped by a mechanic right now.