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Deceleration Issue/Annoying Hesitation Gone

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Old 26 Nov 2011, 03:52 pm
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Default Deceleration Issue/Annoying Hesitation Gone

I don't know why this worked, but I guess I shouldn't question it. I was having issues upon deceleration that felt like an ignition misfire in my 2002 PT. I took it into a transmission shop, they roadtested it and couldn't duplicate what was happening to me. They scanned it, and no codes were present.

So, they stuck it up on the lift and dropped the pan (probably the first time it had been done since the car was built). The bottom of the pan looked remarkably clean for 124,000 miles, and there was only a little fuzz on the magnet. The original filter actually looked pretty decent too. They replaced the filter and swapped out all of the fluid as well. I can't believe it, but the deceleration issue hasn't happened once since this service was done.

I also had the annoying hesitation when starting from a dead stop. I had originally improved this somewhat by cleaning the throttle body and IAC and lubing the throttle cables, but it was starting to come back again before I took the car into the transmission shop. Believe it or not, it hasn't hesitated at all since all of this work was done. I wonder if any of the hesitation was transmission related? I have no explanation why this service cured both of my problems.
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Old 26 Nov 2011, 04:11 pm
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Default Re: Deceleration Issue/Annoying Hesitation Gone

Quit complaining Steve and just drive and enjoy it. Yea, if the tranny has never been serviced, it can cause a few things to show up and it sounds like that's what happened to yours although I would have thought the hesitation was more engine related.
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 12:02 am
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Default Re: Deceleration Issue/Annoying Hesitation Gone

Not trying to sound like I'm complaining, Carey...just kind of amazed that these two issues that had been driving me nuts went away...and thankful too!
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