Re: 2000 S-Type hesitant acceleration and smell
On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 23:18:30 +0100, "John Settle"
>I've always driven manual transmission vehicles and so have little
>experience or knowledge of those with an automatic box.
>Having just bought an S-Type with automatic transmission, I have been a
>little disappointed in its acceleration which I would describe as sluggish
>with the exception of when in 'sports' mode and pushed.
>However, on kickdown there is a couple of seconds delay between pressing the
>pedal and actually accelerating - not as instantaneous as I would like it to
>be and until you get used to it quite alarming in its delay and then
>aggressive acceleration which if not done carefully makes the car quite
>difficult to control as its off like a rocket..
>Additionally, I have been able to smell something akin to a freshly lit
>match following kickdown in the cabin area - again something I would not
>expect and have an unnerving feeling all is not well.
>Has anyone any ideas what may be causing the above?. I would be very
>grateful for any suggestions or ideas.
Mine does the same thing. You soon learn to drive around it.
The smell is probably the air con. Get it sanitised.
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