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What would make my 09 pontiac torrent lurch and hesitate on hills, and also just with speeding up from any speed gradually?

It hAS just started doing this over the last two weeks, we have put whole system cleaners in called sea foam, and have emptied that tank but it is getting worse not better, the engine light used to just flash then go off, for the past two days it has stayed on steady. before when it would flash off, we thought it was just the O2 sensor since we were revving it maybe not burning enough gas off, but now we have no idea!???

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    valerie nicholson May 10, 2014

    that was not helpful at all, thought you guys were here so I didnt have to waste time taking it to a mechanic if it wasnt neccesary. wouldnt have wasted time on here if your only asnwer is to take it to a shop.

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Sediment may have clogged the injectors. Was there any dirt or grit in the tank ?

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I had the same issue, it felt like my transmission was acting up. After searching and searching I found others with the same issue, it was a spark plug that was out....There was a recall on them....The dealership will replace the one that is bad.

Posted on Jul 31, 2015

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try changing your fuel filter

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Absolutely; wasn't positive until you mentioned the 'hum'. Bad bearings first warning sign is usually the humming noise before the vibration but since you have both, I'd be shocked if it weren't the bearinig, especially since you've got new rotors. In the past, a badly turned or warped rotor would mimic a bad bearing. Best of luck.
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SOURCE: 2003 Grand Prix service engine light on even after new catalytic

I wouldn't have gotten a cat. If the o2s are all replaced, then it could be an EGR valve

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SOURCE: 04 Pontiac Vibe bad gas mileage without a code and then the p0420

that code is from having the plugs wires reversed as you did and the o2 senors regrsitered the overload on gas emmions once you remove the battery cables for about 5 minutes and then recconect and run the engine it should be okay

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