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Ok man. I appreciate it.

1 more thing. Since the whole incident yesterday, I've noticed a light difference in my idle. Even at full tank, it idles a bit rougher. My rpms dont jump or anything but my exhaust doesn't have a smooth rumble as before. It almost has a light popping noise, sometimes. Weird? Only thing I've done recently is changed the sparks and fuel filter.
 

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Ok man. I appreciate it.

1 more thing. Since the whole incident yesterday, I've noticed a light difference in my idle. Even at full tank, it idles a bit rougher. My rpms dont jump or anything but my exhaust doesn't have a smooth rumble as before. It almost has a light popping noise, sometimes. Weird? Only thing I've done recently is changed the sparks and fuel filter.
Make sure the spark plugs are tight (NOT too tight), and make sure each plug boot is securely on the plugs (you should hear a click when you push it down)
If that is fine, check the resistance in the plug wires to be sure you didn't damage one of them when doing the plugs.

If it was fine BEFORE the spark plugs and fuel filter, and ISN'T now, you can pretty much bet it has something to do with what you did, or didn't do when putting it back together.
I came across this problem when I installed brand new wires on a Chevy I had. Damn thing kept skipping ... especially under load. Since I had just replaced the wires, I ignored them and started replacing other things. It still ran fine, just lacked power from time to time and had a little skip. Finally, I sold the car telling the new owner about the skip. He brought it home, did a resistance test, and found that one of the brand new wires was broken. He replaced the wires and the thing ran like new.

It just goes to show that sometimes we have to back-track to move forward with a fix. Had I not been frustrated with the car for so long, I would probably still have it! lol
 

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Glad to hear they're going to get you fixed up, Tray!

Unfortunately with warranty companies, they sometimes want the old parts back to make sure the job was actually completed.

On the plugs, didn't you say you went with a hotter plug? I can't remember exactly what type you installed.
 

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Glad to hear they're going to get you fixed up, Tray!

Unfortunately with warranty companies, they sometimes want the old parts back to make sure the job was actually completed.

On the plugs, didn't you say you went with a hotter plug? I can't remember exactly what type you installed.
I installed NGK plugs but come to think about it, the idle issue was going on right after the bad hesitation started which was before I changed my plugs. :/
 

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Well I thought I would let everyone who's interested know the good news! So as I said, I took my car to Ken Towery's auto repair and the plan was to have my fuel pump assembly replaced. So a quick call to my warranty company informed me that a diagnosis had to be performed before they would cover any charges. So I dished out $60 for the diag to find out the fuel pump didn't have any issues... So needless to say, I was a bit discouraged. Especially considering I was taking a trip to Import Alliance in Atlanta a few days later. So my car continued to have the same issues it had been having.

So before my trip, I went ahead and put some injector cleaner in my gas tank since I had some laying around and left with my friends to Atlanta. So just to be safe, I continued to fill up at half-tank of gas to prevent from having serious problems. Well, needless to say, there were a ton a people headed to ATL on the interstate and numerous races ensued. So the trip went great. No noticeable issues with my car. So since I've been home, I have not filled my tank just for curiosity's sake and managed to drive my car all the way to 2 gas bars left (1/8th tank of gas) before I decided to fill it up. I have noticed a considerable amount of difference with the way my car drives and picks up and I'm EXTREMELY happy to say that I believe my problems are solved! I had previously used injector cleaner with no success but I suppose me driving my car extremely hard on the interstate helped clean out the pipes ;) I'm not asking questions. I'm just thankful my problem is solved!
 

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I strongly doubt it was the injector cleaner.

If you paid to have the pump taken out and diagnosed, I guarantee that when they put the pump back in, they tightened up whatever connection was loose or leaking.

Fuel injector cleaner would not have made a difference with your fuel not being delivered at half a tank.
 

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I strongly doubt it was the injector cleaner.

If you paid to have the pump taken out and diagnosed, I guarantee that when they put the pump back in, they tightened up whatever connection was loose or leaking.

Fuel injector cleaner would not have made a difference with your fuel not being delivered at half a tank.
I don't think that's the case because my engine still hesitated days after the pulled out my pump. The problem didn't resolve itself until I took the trip to atlanta.

But like I said, I don't even care how it got fixed. I'm just glad it is.
 
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