Ok, I’ll give this a go. For quite a while my car has had this
Car starts fine. If it sits for several days it will almost
I live at the bottom of a 1/4 mile hill. When I start my car, go
to the end of my driveway (90 feet), start up the hill, my car
seems like it is going to die. If I leave off on the pedal, press
again it gets better, leave off again, press the pedal and it is
better or put the metal to the floor and it will pick up and go.
Usually about 1/2 way up the hill everything is fine. Last night I
used the pedal to the metal and think I heard a back fire. Not
sure because A/C was on full with the radio playing?
It idles fine and after the car gets over its little fit, verything
It can show the same problems on a flat area, such as, after being
in a store, starting the car and leaving a parking lot, could
produce the same problem.
Fuel pressure regulator was replaced in 2001 and now has 40,000
miles on it. Using a gauge the Vac holds well so I don’t think I
have any leaky vac hoses.
I have theorized the evaporative control system, such as the
cannister is allowing a rich condition.
I have theorized that maybe I am getting cavitation (Sp?) on the
fuel lines but doubt it because it would do it all the time.
Fuel pump age is unknown.
O2 Sensor is 1 year old.
Plugs and wires are good.
Fuel pump relay maybe? I’ve never been able to find mine. It is
supposed to be behind the knee bolster but I’ve never found it.
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