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Old 09-21-2009, 04:05 AM
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W202 1998 C230 hesitation when AC on

It is sort of a stumble when I press on the gas after being stopped. Once going it doesn't do it any more. It just started lately. Mostly just does it when the AC is on, but I think it did it a couple of times after the AC was off. Any ideas?
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:01 AM
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I am guessing there must be some compensation for the extra drag put on the engine by the compressor. And now maybe that compensation is lacking for some reason? Maybe a bad sensor? I tried searching but "AC" can't be searched on because it is too short...
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:10 AM
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Basicly only 2 things can make a difference on acceleration, fuel pressure & air mass.

1 of those items are to blame UNLESS you are getting a low ignition voltage misfire.

That could be plugs, wires, OR coil(s).
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:55 PM
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Hi MB Doc,

Thanks for the reply. I did have to change 1 coil very recently. The connectors looked fine. The plugs have about 90K on them so I have some ready to put in. Do you think maybe the other coil is going out? I have no CEL at this time. It does happen a little even when AC is off. But much worse when AC is on. The AMM is fairly new (OEM Bosch part).

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1988 F150 144,000 miles (leaks all the colors of the rainbow)
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:55 PM
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I have no codes. It comes and goes, but definitely worse with AC on. Could it be the coil? I don't want to shotgun parts, but there is no code. Could it by the trans?
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1988 F150 144,000 miles (leaks all the colors of the rainbow)
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:56 PM
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Basicly only 2 things can make a difference on acceleration, fuel pressure & air mass.

1 of those items are to blame UNLESS you are getting a low ignition voltage misfire.

That could be plugs, wires, OR coil(s).
I fixed it. I replaced the plugs and the connectors under the coils. The plugs looked fine and the connectors measured fine with my ohm meter. However, the hesitation is gone. So I will never know which was the problem. Can plugs be bad with out looking bad?
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