RPM Issue (Again)
For the last 3 or 4 weeks, I've had a recurring RPM issue. Usually the problem resolves itself when I leave the car sitting overnight, however this time around the condition hasn't cleared up.
Almost like the car is hitting the idle RPM limiter while the car is in motion, if I floor the car, or even if I just need extra acceleration to pass someone or maintain speed on a hill, whenever the car gets near 4000 RPMS it literally fights against itself as the engine backs off the RPMS to about 3600-3700, then accelerats again, et cetera. This has occured 4 times now, all after I've taken a trip in excess of 50 miles. Also, I've noticed that this starts happening when the car gets low on gas.
The car really acts weird whenever I get low on gas, so I've been thinking its time to replace the fuel pump. However, I'm not really interested in frivelously spending so I'm looking for other advice. Up to this point, I have replaced (at NEBF): Spark plugs and wires, air intake, oxygen sensor, throttle body gasket, completely cleaned throttle body, cleaned MAF sensor, tstat and both gaskets. Before NEBF, I also replaced the throttle position sensor, and the PCV valve.
I'm really at a loss here as the car isn't throwing any codes either. Thoughts?
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