Hesitation when taking off - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Contour | Ford Mondeo | Mercury Mystique | Ford Telstar
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Ford Contour | Ford Mondeo | Mercury Mystique | Ford Telstar Forum for discussion of the Ford Contour, Ford Mondeo, Mercury Mystique and Ford Telstar

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2012, 08:12   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 12
Hesitation when taking off

Finally fixed the Range sensor and now I'm trying to figure out this other problem.

I have no issues giving gas or acceleration on the highway. Only when I come to a stop and then I have to give it gas to take off it hesitates/sputters.

We're getting no code. It feels like it wants to die when I go to take off. But once I'm past the take off, it's fine...It's stopping and taking off is the issue.
jen2swt is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-10-2012, 08:23   #2 (permalink)
2002 F150 XLT
 
Bert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,658
Re: Hesitation when taking off

Unplug the MAF sensor and see if it runs better. If it does try cleaning it with MAF cleaner.
__________________
Bert
Bert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 08:35   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 12
Re: Hesitation when taking off

We can drive it ok with that unplugged? Obviously it will be a trip around the block to see if it does it, but it will be ok?
jen2swt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 09:17   #4 (permalink)
2002 F150 XLT
 
Bert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,658
Re: Hesitation when taking off

That would put it in default fuel mode and wouldn't hurt to run it like that, It fine tunes the mixture and timing for good mileage and power.
__________________
Bert
Bert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 06:24   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 12
Re: Hesitation when taking off

Have not gotten around to do this yet but just received the check engine code P0302...Now it makes sense that something is not right...

How can I check for a faulty Fuel Injector or Catalytic Converter? We will be replacing the spark plugs this weekend and hope that's the cause.
jen2swt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 07:44   #6 (permalink)
2002 F150 XLT
 
Bert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,658
Re: Hesitation when taking off

That may help. Check the wires too. Cyl #2 is the code.
__________________
Bert
Bert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 07:46   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 12
Re: Hesitation when taking off

How can I check the cat converter or fuel injector to see if they are faulty?
jen2swt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 07:49   #8 (permalink)
2002 F150 XLT
 
Bert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,658
Re: Hesitation when taking off

If the cat was plugged, it would have running issues on the road too. If an injector is bad, you'd have a fairly steady missfire in most cases.
__________________
Bert
Bert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 07:51   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 12
Re: Hesitation when taking off

OK, it's fine once up to speed. So it could be the injector? The getting up to speed is constant. Is there something I can do to test the injector?
jen2swt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 08:23   #10 (permalink)
2002 F150 XLT
 
Bert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,658
Re: Hesitation when taking off

The injestors are rarely a problem. They would have to be checked at a shop to see for sure what's up with them. Deal with the plugs and wires before worrying about them.
__________________
Bert
Bert is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Contour | Ford Mondeo | Mercury Mystique | Ford Telstar



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:53.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.