"MC" wrote: (1995 Dodge Caravan, 140K miles)
Poor acceleration, especially when restarting with warm engine after having
turned it off for a few minutes, but also soon after starting with cold
engine. Most noticeable during first few minutes of driving. Clears up
with prolonged driving, especially at higher speeds.
By "poor acceleration" I mean two things. Starting off, I sometimes briefly
have to push the pedal a good bit farther down than normal in order to get
up to 30 mph. Driving along in town, and to a lesser extent on the highway,
there is a slight fluctuation in speed as if I were being buffeted by
The problem has come on very gradually over more than a year; seems to come
and go intermittently; and a lot of mechanical checks a year ago didn't
disclose anything. Unfortunately I don't have my notes handy about what was
checked then, but I can dig this up if it's needed.
Any thoughts? What should I check for? Fuel system? Transmission? Or
what? Does this bode ill for the long-term reliability of the car?
Sticking or Failing IAC.