96 2.3L 'Chugging' Idle and High RPM to move
I don't know much about engines, although I try to do most of my maintenance myself.
For awhile, my idle has been "chugging"- revving up and down. Hasn't seemed to cause any issue with actually functioning so I haven't done anything about it.
However, now my truck seems to be requiring a lot of pressure on the gas, and high RPMs in order to start moving or accelerate from lower speeds. This is becoming an issue and I do not have any idea where to start looking for the cause. At first I thought it might be because part of the oil filter crushed when I tried to remove it (it is supposed to be good for 10k miles, so I ended up leaving it on since it wasn't punctured). I went to a jiffy lube and had them do an oil change since they could get it off- but that doesn't seem to be the problem.