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Have a 2006 5.7 Hemi, when you press accelerator to the floor to pass it stumbles and you have to back off the accelerator for it to go.

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Sounds like a faulty throttle position sensor, but if the check engine light is on, I would take the vehicle to an autoparts store and have them use a scan tool to retrieve any fault code(s) stored in the computer. Most parts stores offer this service at no charge. Getting the code or codes will help narrow down and identify the problem. Hope this helps you find a resolution to the problem. Best wishes.

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