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Old 04-22-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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i have 98 4 banger that lately i have been getting a 'hesitation'. i'm driving down the road smooth when all of a sudden i get this hesitation feeling. i've started watching my rpms and they seem to surge when it happens. i have about 170k on it and a new clutch in 08. i'm hoping its not my tranny going out. and it seems to happen more when the weather is warmer.

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How are your plugs, rotor, and distributor cap?

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Old 04-22-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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hm. hadn't thought of checking those. i'll look at those tonight. i changed the plugs and wires when i first bought it 3 years ago. come to think of it, i had the hood open late one evening and i could actually see one wire sparking against the ac bracket. i better check all those. thanks. and, might i add, glad you rae back in the saddle. that's a nice looking rig.
**important safety tip: when you see one arcing against something don't reach down and try to adjust it w/o turning the vehicle off.
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Yep it could definitely be a bad ignition wire too. When they break down and allow the spark to arc/short out to the block or bracket, that will cause a misfire all day.
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