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When you go to take off easy the car hesitates and cuts out but if you take of hard it takes of fine what can cause this?

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Its possible that the throttle position sensor(tps)is worn as they are just a metal ribbon contact like a house light rheostat.this area is used(rubbed)more than the rest of the tps ribbon.if this has a mass air flow sensor(maf) the hot wire in the system may be dirty and need cleaning as it is in the air flow and gets hit by all the dirt in the intake air as it is sucked into the motor.

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