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corolla 2000 hesitate
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* May 31, 2010, 03:47:11 PM
My 2000 Corolla hesitate sometimes when I accelerate. I give it a little acceleration and it does\'t react ( move). It do that problem for the day and after the car is fine for 1 to 3 weeks.

It didn\'t do the problem when I go to see my corner garagist. The car have 100,000 miles or 125,000kms

Can somebody help me ?


* June 02, 2010, 05:28:37 PM
Need a bit more information:

- What maintenance has the car seen (what has been serviced or not service to this point)?

- Other than not wanting to accelerate, have you noticed anything else out of the ordinary (rough idle, excessive shaking, etc.)?

- Does this happen at low speeds, high speeds, etc.?

- Does that problem happen for the whole day the car is run, just for a couple of minutes into the drive, etc.?

- Any significant event that precedes this behavior (car sits overnight or longer, just filled up the gas tank, etc.)?

- Any check engine light during this time?

There are quite a few things that could cause the behavior that you\'ve described.  Many are maintenance related, could need anything from new plugs to a good throttle body and MAF sensor cleaning.  Could be transaxle related or just a bad tank of gasoline.  Given the mileage and age - I\'d look into having a comprehensive tuneup down, if you haven\'t already gotten it done.  That will take care of the most likely culprits, like - clogged air filter, clogged PCV valve, vacuum leak, dirty MAF/IAT sensor, gummed up throttle body, faulty coil on plug modules, dirty fuel injectors.

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