1998 HONDA CRV HESITATION WHEN CHANGING GEAR

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  • musty
  • 1998 Honda CRV

Engine Performance problem
1998 Honda CRV 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 94,000 miles

My car always hesitate when shifting to the next gear. This mostly happens when I keep the car for like two or three house. It will jerk before changing the gear.

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 5:01 AM

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  • rasmataz
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Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this).
Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

Dirty or worn spark plugs
Bad plug wires
Weak ignition coil
Wet plug wires

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