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Hmmm My first question:- Slight engine hesitation.

My 147 1.6 TS hesitates slightly and runs slightly lumpy in 5th gear at just below 40mph (1800rpm) on very light throttle on a level road. any comments?
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Re: My first question:- Slight engine hesitation.

welcome to AO dude....will need a bit more info first to make any diagnosis..for instance has it been services recently ? if yes, it could be your Air Flow Meter that either needs cleaning or replaceed...easy to tell if its this, disconnect it and run the engine, if there is no noticeable change it probaby needs sorting...the process to clean, from a previous thread is listed below, give it a go, could save you a bit of money

Remove the MAF - undo the metal clips with a pair of small pliers or lever off with small screwdriver, undo the cable tie which keeps the connector cable tidy to the air duct.and then the connector remove the MAF.

There are 2 TX secrurits screws that clamps the sensor to the MAF body...these can be undone with pliers as they are not to tight.

Pull the sensor head out and stick the MAF body a bowl of luke warm water and slosh about...use a sponge to clean the inside of the MAF body but do not touch the Mesh. then put back in the bowl and leave for about 20 Mins...

To clean the sensor head you need anti-static cleaner from Maplin or any radio hobby store..

Spray liberally all over the head......

You will see a channel in the sensor head, and will notice a wire running can clean this with a cotton swab with cleaner applied.....don't go to mad just apply gentle pressure.

At the side of the sensor is a metal plate within another can clean this using the cleaner and some tissue, wedge it in the grove and slide in and can use a small screwdriver to exert more pressure to clean the plate and the edges.

The sensor heads..electonics is sealed so dont worry too much...but still be carefull.

When this is done....rinse the sensor head under luke warm running water from the tap and just cover the top part of the head where you have cleaned...

when done remove the MAF body that was soaking, test the mesh for cleaness with a cotton swab, if still dirty use the anti-static cleaner to clean more..and re wash in luke warm water.

Lay both the sensor and the MAF body...on a tea towel on a radiater to dry naturally...

Re-Fit the MAF all back together and put back on the car.

Your MAF should be now as good as new....

if not you can get a new one from here

or you could try ebay

all the best

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Re: My first question:- Slight engine hesitation.

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