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Major Hesitation in initial accleration????

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by mouayad00, December 11, 2004.

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  1. mouayad00

    mouayad00 New Member

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    When I first acclerate my explorer hesitates for about 10 seconds but then it finally goes. However, if I gently press on the gas and keep it below 2 rpm until I reach 15mph. I can then acclerate as much as I want and no problems. I thought I might have gotten bad gas...so I filled up with premium and added dry gas but 20 miles driven later...same problem. Please help...Is this gonna break me for the holidays???
     
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  3. mouayad00

    mouayad00 New Member

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    I have 145,000 miles and I've never had a tune-up. Could it be my spark plugs??
     
  4. JDraper

    JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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    145k and no tuneup? Highly likely you need plugs, wires & a new fuel filter. Any of those could cause your problems. You might also want to consider cleaning the throttle body and the MAF.

    I do hope you have changed fluids, filters, etc. along the line.....
     
  5. odxtoxic

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    i belive i know what you are talking about

    when ever i dont allow the truck to run for 15-20 seconds before i put it in drive and go, the rpms will hesitate, almost as if the engine stalls around 1800rpm, untill i release the petal

    keeping in mind i am very conservative of the gas petal and dont alow it to get beyond 2k rpm
     
  6. Billy177

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    the tune up shouldent be expensive if you do it yourself try the plugs first and see what happens
     






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