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Old 06-21-2006, 03:51 AM   #1
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Sorry if this has been posted before i couldnt find any threads related to this prob.

I would say that 90% of the time when i go around a corner and touch my gas pedal my car hesitates for a few seconds before accelerating.Im not going around the corner fast at all but some times its like im not touching the gas pedal at all.

Ive noticed that if i get off the gas completly for a second it is more responsive when i get back on it but if i keep the gas down it just bogs.

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Dudley, Welcome to BC. This sounds like a fuel related problem. This phenonema occurs only when going around a corner such as a 90 degree turn? Is it specific to left or right turns? How does it respond when taking a clover leaf on/off ramp? I'd start with the basics by checking fuel delivery at the fuel rail with a pressure gage looking for steady state fuel pressure. Some other 92-99 GH'* should chime in soon with more details and things to check.
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Only on 90' corners,has not happened on any clover leafs.
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How much fuel in your tank when it happens?
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Is the battery clamped down?
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It doesnt matter how much gas i have,it happens when my tank is full and when i have 1/4 tank.My battery is clamped down.

I noticed today that if i am starting around a corner from a dead stop it doesnt do it half has bad has it does when im going around a corner at say 10-15 MPH.

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any clicking or noises around the corners, maybe an axle is binding up a bit?

Can you check fuel pressure on the move?
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The car doesnt make any strange sounds going around a corner,and no i cant check my fuel pressure.

I really dont even know where to start with this prob,i have a couple of buddies who are mechanics and they're stumped has well.
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have your mechanic buddies check the fuel pressure and report back
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