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Old 05-09-2010, 10:39 PM
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I've noticed that when I hold a steady speed for a long time, my car will sometimes "stutter" for just a split second, as if it has cut spark or fuel. Is this a common problem? I've mostly noticed this on the freeway, and when I'm not using cruise control.

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my tc started doing this when my fuel pump was beginning to fail.

check you fuel filter first.
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10-4. Thanks.
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are you running a uni-chip?
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i had the same problem with my tC too... i was running a uni-chip at the time, but i still get the little studder every now and then...


i was told that the fuel filter is integrated with the fuel pump inside the gas tank, is that true? if not, then how could i go about checking/replacing the fuel filter??
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Originally Posted by NB_tC06 View Post
i had the same problem with my tC too... i was running a uni-chip at the time, but i still get the little studder every now and then...


i was told that the fuel filter is integrated with the fuel pump inside the gas tank, is that true? if not, then how could i go about checking/replacing the fuel filter??
the filter is attached to the fuel pump assembly, take the lower rear seat cushion out (pull up and then out), disconnect the connections, take the cover off, fuel pump pulls out, filter is connected on the side(basic instructions).
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Originally Posted by sciontc_mich View Post
the filter is attached to the fuel pump assembly, take the lower rear seat cushion out (pull up and then out), disconnect the connections, take the cover off, fuel pump pulls out, filter is connected on the side(basic instructions).

cool thanks! how often would you have to change the filter out?!
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Check engine light? i doubt it's a fuel filter, that would set off a slew of check engine lights.

check spark plugs and o2 sensor, it's likely one of those two.
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Originally Posted by NB_tC06 View Post
cool thanks! how often would you have to change the filter out?!
hmmm.. they say it's a "lifetime filter" but who's lifetime? lol.. when i hear that i usually think 90k-100k miles.
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