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Old 12-18-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Not clear if there is a connection between the two, but the engine surges around 300 rpm at rate of about once per 2 seconds when feathering the throttle, and seems to have a noticeable loss of power from about half to full throttle. Surges when idling in park about 600 - 1000 rpm for a while and then settles to 700 steady. Check engine light is on and coolant level light comes on intermittently. Odometer is now 105K. Any ideas as to whats going on here?
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Pull the codes and post them here, maybe we can help.
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Bad gas, fuel filter?
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What did the problem turn out to be?


I've got exactly the same symptoms.

Surging while cruising. Like a "tug" every second or so.
Stumbling/surging at idle. 300-1K.

If I turn the engine off and restart, it will have gone away, so the dealership never sees it and can't fix it

I once got CEL with P0101.
Replaced the MAF, cleaned oil sep in compressor muffler (air intake).
No change.

It doesn't do it everyday. And never when it's at the dealership.

It's disconcerting/annoying on the highway.
When braking to a stop it feels errily/scary when it's tugging you as you come to a stop.
Then at idle, it will stutter to 300 and then surge to 1K, back and forth about once per second.
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What did the problem turn out to be?


I've got exactly the same symptoms.

Surging while cruising. Like a "tug" every second or so.
Stumbling/surging at idle. 300-1K.

If I turn the engine off and restart, it will have gone away, so the dealership never sees it and can't fix it

I once got CEL with P0101.
Replaced the MAF, cleaned oil sep in compressor muffler (air intake).
No change.

It doesn't do it everyday. And never when it's at the dealership.

It's disconcerting/annoying on the highway.
When braking to a stop it feels errily/scary when it's tugging you as you come to a stop.
Then at idle, it will stutter to 300 and then surge to 1K, back and forth about once per second.
Answer with a question; do these cars have an Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve? These are used to cool teh exhaust gasses to reduce NOx emissions, and work under part throttle.
Typical effect is to cause a pause in acceleration as you pass 1500 revs, but if controlled erratically, would have the effect you describe.

Seems strange to use hot exhaust gasses to cool the exhaust gas flow; it actually puts inert nitrogen into the inlet manifold, so there is lots of gas but less oxygen to burn, so teh cylinder flame temp is decreased, and hence the NOx generation (which happens at high flame temps) is decreased.
Why is the exhaust gas only nitrogen? Because the right amount of fuel has been put in to burn all the oxygen in the previous cycle!

HTH.
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sorry for bringing up an old thread... what was the problem and did u find the solution in the end? does it have to do with the charcoal canister thing at the fuel line...?
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