2000 Mitsubishi Galant hesitation from complete stop

Tiny
AIMEEBALLESTEROS
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  • 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT
  • 170,000 MILES
Hello, my car seems to hesitate when I push the gas coming from a complete stop. It is not jerky in anyway, doesnt jump or shake. My brake light is also on, the fluid is full and e brake seems to be off. We changed the filter in transmission and put new fluid. Please help
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 AT 5:10 PM

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Tiny
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It looks like you have two separate issues. First did the engine hesitate after having replacing the transmission (or shortly after) fluid/filter? Are there any check engine light or service engine soon warning lights on?
If no to the above then clean the mass air flow sensor with a mass air flow sensor cleaner (most auto parts suppliers will have this) and don't use anything else to clean this sensor.

The brake light can be a few things: It could be the brake fluid level switch in the master cylinder reservoir is sticking (disconnecting the electrical connector at the switch and see if the brake light goes off will tell you if it is related to this switch). It could be something with the ABS (if equipped) but is usually the brake light is accompanied with a ABS light also. Next, is the parking brake switch maybe sticking. Lastly, a short in wiring could also cause the brake light to illuminate.
I hope this answers you question, let me know.
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 AT 5:22 PM

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