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Buhda420 07-31-2012 09:10 AM

svt delayed throttle response???????
Okay I have had my svt for 4 months now and so far done,,,,,,
Timing belt kit
Accessory belt
Flush all fluids
New transmission
Clutch and master cylinder
Speed sensor
Pcv valve
Plugs and wires
K & n drop in filter
And others I can't think of

And it seems like she's running worse and worse..... When I'm at a light stopped ready to take off.... I let out clutch and go to accelerate and I just sit there pettle to the floor and no response and maybe 3 seconds go by and then she takes off like a the little honey bee she is.......... Soo what could be the delay in response?????????[xx(]

6SPD_soul 07-31-2012 09:46 AM

The engine doesn't rev accordingly with the throttle? As a first step I'd take the take the MAF/air filter tube (don't really know the stock setup at all) off the throttle body and have somebody else push the throttle while you watch the throttle body and see if there's a noticeable lag between the two things, I've never heard or read about that here but it sounds like the throttle cable could be binding or something on initial throttle tip in.

The throttle blade could also be sticking but I think you can usually feel that as a slight resistance in the gas pedal.

Buhda420 07-31-2012 03:53 PM

It revs when I give gas accordingly just not when I need to take of fast from a stopped at a light....... If I rev like for a launch its good most of the time..... But like foot from brake to let's take off, no..... I will step on the gas and it like makes bogging sound then the power kicks in and she takes off.......

Sniper Focus 07-31-2012 04:07 PM

I'm thinking you're experiencing what all SVTs do. I hear a tune is supposed to fix it, but I don't know firsthand since I don't have a tune. I feather the gas a little before I clutch and I usually get a smooth take off.

Buhda420 07-31-2012 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by Sniper Focus (Post 4285599)
I'm thinking you're experiencing what all SVTs do. I hear a tune is supposed to fix it, but I don't know firsthand since I don't have a tune. I feather the gas a little before I clutch and I usually get a smooth take off.

U know I was thinking tune....... I mean there has just been soo my h work done to it over the past few months it feels like the cars off a bit and my gas mileage has even declined I wanted to get new tires and shocks n springs because those are all worn, befor I got the tune........ Wow when I upgraded from zx3 to svtf I thought I was saving money to get those hp gains but wow the maintenance has becom a lot........... I will never ever sell this car now...... I'm way too much into her!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!! Now to save 500$$$$ for live wire tune...........

NJSVTGUY 07-31-2012 07:52 PM

All the symptoms of a bad intake manifold controller. Do a search I think it's called a IMRC it's real easy to check it it is. On start up the cable pulls taunt.
If this is it you are in for a surprise when it's fixed because it really kills performance and mileage.

Buhda420 07-31-2012 09:26 PM

Are u talking about the dyi clip or the thread where you actually take out the imrc, open it up and clean the metal connection part??????? Are those actually easy to do cause I have been hesitating to try and remove the clip and box!!!!!!!!!

NJSVTGUY 07-31-2012 09:46 PM

Just locate the cable end then have someone start the car. The motor pulls the cable and the flapper on the intake moves toward the radiator. This is sooo comon. If it doesn't work then I would check fuse first then consider repair or replacement. But check it first, it's free.

tukaniSVT 07-31-2012 10:42 PM

Interesting. I am experiencing the same problem. Now for me, I have had my car since it first hit 2 miles on the clock back in 2003.

And I have also gone through 2 engines in the car.

But now that I think about it, I have not changed out my IMRC. (Moved over from engine to engine) That does sound like something that would be stopping the acceleration.

Good suggestion, NJSVTGUY.


sleepyboy 07-31-2012 10:46 PM

Seriously Raymond? I asked you about it and you said it was fine months darn near years ago [confused] of course it wasn't no where near this bad back then. Could have been on it's way out?

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