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159 hesitating under load....

Hi All,

Was driving to the beach the other weekend and after about 100km (on a hill) that my 159 2.2 JTS manual sedan and suddenly lost a lot of power and shuddered/hesitated when I hit the accelerator hard-ish. I ended up having to back off and just nurse the car there (30km p/hour).

Next day started it up and no problem. Coming home.....doing about 100km/h on the freeway, same thing happened after about 50km or so.

No, I'm noticing after about 1/2 hour or so of driving, if I hit the accelerator hard (or under load) it starts to hesitate/shudder (like someone is braking at the same time).

I also noticed the "current fuel consumption" dramatically increase!

Got it booked at the dealer next week but thought perhaps someone else had a similiar problem? Any ideas?

I've done 101,000km.

Hope you can help!
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Is there any warning lights?

Sounds like a cam sensor....

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