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Hesitation at 3500-5000 rpm

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Torchmanz, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Aug 12, 2019 at 3:14 PM
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    Torchmanz

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    Hello all,

    I am having a hesitation on my 2000 4Runner(3.4l v6). Whenever it gets past 3k rpm it surges and hesitates. Anyone experienced this before? All help is greatly appreciated.

    It has a fuel filter with about 4k miles on it, and I just replaced the TPS as it was throwing a CEL. I'm thinking the plugs need changing, but I'm concerned it isn't the reason for the problem.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    Chris98t4r

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    Have you checked the fuel pump? You said you changed the fuel filter, if that filter was clogged it could have made the pump work harder and could be burning out due to the stress
     
  3. Aug 19, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    How would I go about "checking" the fuel pump? I'm assuming if the fuel pump was going out it would whine or do other things? Thanks
     
  4. Aug 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    It may not necessarily make any noises, but one way is to check the fuel pressure at the injectors and see if it’s in spec, then rev up the engine and see if it maintains pressure or falls on its face. I’m not sure what the spec is for the pressure but it should be somewhere in the 30-50 psi range
     

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