When the gas is pressed, the RPMs dip down, then jump back up to meet the gas pedal depth.

Asked by Jul 11, 2014 at 05:45 PM about the 2002 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 2 Door Coupe. It has been sitting idle for about 3
months without starting, and around 8 months total. Reason being that the clutch went
out and haven't had the time, nor resorces to fix it. The problem is when I do start the
car, and press the gas pedal, it sort of bogs down, or doesn't catch right away, and I
was wondering if it might be the fuel injector/filter. I am taking it to a shop Monday to
get a new clutch installed so that problem will be solved. Does it have anything to do
with a burned out clutch? I just replaced the EGR Valve about 2 months ago due to a
shop telling me that was the problem. I am strapped for cash, and don't need to be
spending it on things that don't need replacing.

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Could just be condensation in the fuel tank causing this. When vehicles sit condensation builds in the gas tank and pools on the bottom. If it was mine I would get all the gas out and add some new with a can of sea foam. This will also clean your injectors and valves.

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