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Car Help!!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Dirty_habiT, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,107 Likes Received: 73
    I know there's some of you on here who are gear heads... well my girlfriend's car had an exhaust leak which was robbing precious HP from her 6cyl 2001 Mustang. I got that fixed. And the car drives better, the thing is it still has a hesitation and a small shudder if you step on the gas. Does anyone know what could be causing this? Is it fuel injectors being clogged, the fuel filter? I replaced the air filter as well so I don't think that's it. Any help is appreciated... also bear in mind that I don't consider "Ford sucks" as a helpful reply.

    If you have any car problems and need help from those on this forum I encourage you to post here. Thank you.

    --Dhabz
     
  2. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    I'm not sure, but it could be the TPS or the MAP. Shit, I wish I could help more, but I'm drawing a blank. Maybe some food will help. This is a common occurence, and I hope you won't have to spend big bucks. What have you checked so far? O2 sensor? Fuel pressure? If a sensor is amiss, the computer will be getting the wrong information, and there is your problem.
     
  3. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    ^^^hence the problems with these newer cars. Everything is computer controled and as soon as one of these little sensors or computer chips goes wrong a whole slew of other problems will arize. I am sure that from the car getting the wrong info and not operating in the manner it was manufactured to operate does also cause some harm.

    if I were you I would try running some fuel injector cleaner through it and if hta does work manually clean them yourself...i am just saying this because you mentioned the fuel system. There are alot of different things that can cause it to do this.
     
  4. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    If you want Luis' autobiography... just ask... Luis
     
  5. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,107 Likes Received: 73
    Weapon... please explain what a TPS and MAP are because as I do know a little bit about cars, I don't know enough to go into acronyms and such. I have recently used fuel injector cleaner in the car and I always put 93 octane in it as well. Anyhow, any other tips are helpful, I'll see about getting the computer checked for problems. Thanks.
     
  6. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    What kind of a rate can I get with a DHabz mortgage?
     
  7. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,107 Likes Received: 73
    We offer the finest in low rates... plus we even repo cars for YOU, the customer, that weren't previously yours.
     
  8. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    I know what's wrong.
    Your mechanic fixed one thing and broke another... haha...
    no I'm not sure.
    Hard to say. Hesitation and shudder... hmm... could be any one of those things mentioned. Maybe you could describe the problem in more detail? Fuel pump? I dunno... transmission problem? Piston out? Timing? I have absolutely no clue.
    Wow. This is tough.
     
  9. GEEB

    GEEB Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 6, 2004 Messages: 1,803 Likes Received: 43
    No offense but i dont trust mechanics, one time i had to get an oil filter removed and replaced and the ass hole ended up taking a screw driver and poked holes in the anti-freeze tank, fucking grease monkey..
     
  10. InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser

    InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 27, 2004 Messages: 164 Likes Received: 0
    What kind of mileage does it have?

    It might just need a tune up. New plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter and distributer cap.

    Check the plugs for oil.
     
  11. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    Automatic or manual?


    If it's automatic and it hesitates to get into gear, it's a transmission problem. Hesitating and hesitating to get into gear is a completely different thing though.


    It's really hard to diagnose shit like this, especially on new cars, unless it's sitting in front of you.
     
  12. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    Here's my problem, I have a Mazda Protege, fairly new, and when I stop at redlights the car begins to smell like rotten egg/sulfer. The guys at the service place don't know what's going on, my ex-roommate said it was a busted catilac converter or whatever that is. I know nothing about cars but I don't like the smell of rotten Dunkin Donuts breakfast sandwiches.
     
  13. InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser

    InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser Junior Member

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    yup, its the catalytic converter.

    how old is the car? if its new enough, go talk to the dealer about it. they've had to replace parts in the past because of this.
     
  14. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    It's still under warrenty, but I've said that to them and they said "no we don't see a problem". So how am I going to convince them to fix this shit?
     
  15. InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser

    InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 27, 2004 Messages: 164 Likes Received: 0
    sounds like it might take some phone calls or letters to get something done about it. if you bitch loud enough they'll fix it to make you go away.

    I'll try and see if I can find some info that'll help.
     
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