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Hesitation while holding accelerator steady

I have an '02 Ford F250 7.3 liter turbo diesel that hesitates while holding the accelerator steady. This doesn't happen all the time and I am showing no codes.

I bought this truck about a year a go and have not had the transmission fluid and filter changed. Being that there are no records as to when it was changed last should I get this done? I also heard that depending on how long it was when the fluid and filter was changed out that by doing so could kill the transmission????

Any help at this time would be greatly appreciated,


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Hi, I had that sort of problem with my 98 wrx when I was on the open road & try to keep the same speed.Turned out my O2 sensor was faulty.A mechanic shop who got an oscilloscope can check the sensor(s) . I`m not sure how diesel works but I assume thay have O2 sensors too. Hope that helps.

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I could barely make it up a small hill and then I changed the air filter and that made it drive like a new truck

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Im assuming the fuel filter is dirty,and only change the transmission oil and filter if the oil smells burnt,or is brown in color.

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