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Old 29 Sep 2011, 08:08 am
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My cruiser hesistates when in drive and at stop light/sign. Once I take off there is no issue, only when I've stopped.

Car has 75,000 Miles(2008 model)

Items changed:
Map sensor, fuel injectors, coil, spark plug wires, spark plugs, gaskets, and all intake/exhaust valves and purge solenoid.

Is this the fuel pump/filter or transmission/throttle body?
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Old 29 Sep 2011, 08:20 am
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Is the A/C on when this happens? Make sure your engine fan comes on when A/C is on.
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Old 29 Sep 2011, 08:25 am
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Is the A/C on when this happens? Make sure your engine fan comes on when A/C is on.
Yes, A/C is on when this happens.

Hot Texas weather, need the A/C.
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Old 29 Sep 2011, 08:28 am
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Well, for just this once, try NOT using the A/C and see if the same thing happens. Go out earlier in the morning when it's not so hot.
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Old 29 Sep 2011, 08:30 am
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Well, for just this once, try NOT using the A/C and see if the same thing happens. Go out earlier in the morning when it's not so hot.
Will try later today.

Thanks!!!!

One more thing, it usually happens also once the car gets warmed up.
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Old 29 Sep 2011, 08:35 am
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I have the same problem with my 2004, with 78,000 miles. It runs fine when we're moving, but when stopped at a light it sputters really bad. I have no clue what to do for sure since this is my first Chrysler to own, and I'm not sure about the newer electronic computerized cars. I thought about the fuel filter, but what I've read so far that seems kinda complicated with having to take down the whole tank. Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated, because I do a lot of my own maintenance because it is so expensive at a mechanics place. Oh, and I do not have the A/C on, if anything I might have the heater on since its getting pretty chilly now.

Last edited by gina3462; 29 Sep 2011 at 08:38 am. Reason: forgot to add the comment about the A/C
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Old 29 Sep 2011, 08:47 am
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I have the same problem with my 2004, with 78,000 miles. It runs fine when we're moving, but when stopped at a light it sputters really bad. I have no clue what to do for sure since this is my first Chrysler to own, and I'm not sure about the newer electronic computerized cars. I thought about the fuel filter, but what I've read so far that seems kinda complicated with having to take down the whole tank. Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated, because I do a lot of my own maintenance because it is so expensive at a mechanics place. Oh, and I do not have the A/C on, if anything I might have the heater on since its getting pretty chilly now.
I was thinking in the same direction. Fuel pump/Filter Change?

I thought I would get others opinions first before I purchased the new parts. I too do my own maintenance on my car. Tank shouldn't be too hard to drop, I would think by looking underneath.
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Old 29 Sep 2011, 12:15 pm
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I doubt fuel filter or pump since it takes more gas at speed than at idle.
Could also be idle air controller (IAC) - it bolts to the throttle body.
Gina - have you had plugs & wires done lately?
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Old 29 Sep 2011, 12:39 pm
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id have to agree the fule pump is pretty good UNLEss you are the kind of a person who runns around with the empty light on the fule helps cool the pump sounds more like a sensor is it throwing any codes???
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Old 29 Sep 2011, 01:21 pm
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new plugs and wires and a throttle body cleaning should help out...
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