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Hesitation when accelerating from rest

Whenevr the car is a rest say a stop light and I want to accelerate, there is a slight hesitation before it pics up. This is only felt whenever the car is a rest. Also when it idles it doesnt do so smoothly,

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  • Sharyf Manning Nov 05, 2012

    THis is a car that I need to make a decision to buy right now but what Im really fearful of is that its the transmission. Is it possible that these symptoms could be as a result of tramsmission problems? Anything else I can deal with.

  • Sharyf Manning Nov 06, 2012

    Ill try to be a little clearer this time. Along with the hesitation problem whenever you change gear the car is suppose tp shift and is to have the tendency to move in the gear that it is put. This does not hapen. At about 1500 RPM then it moves off.

  • Sharyf Manning Nov 09, 2012

    Ive carried it to the mechanic and he put the disgnistic tool on ot which returned no codes. I suppose this means that there were no electrical problem found with the ******. For pressure related problems how do go about checking this? Is there a specific order in which to check this?

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The following are the general instructions on the start of diagnosing any electronically controlled engine or transmission problem.

The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM or ECM,ECU), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems. Also engine mechanical problems can and do cause many drive-ability related problem such as rough idle and other symptoms.

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try fuel injectors....run a bottle or two with full tank through it and see if that dont solve the problemo.....

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no problem. If you are getting that low of voltage on a load then you might want to test the alternator as well to make sure it is running at capacity.

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check your plugs and leads. do you think you may have dirty fuel?

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your fuel injectors are clogged

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