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Hi Folks,
My wife recently just reported our 09 Caliber 2.0 is hesitating when she comes to a stoplight/stopsign. It acts like its going to die then picks up. I took it in for a engine flush and oil change but that that doesn't seem to help. There are only 45k miles on it. Any tips would be appreciated.:smileup:
 

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Were the spark plugs changed at 30K? If so, then likely that throttle body is dirty or may even be bad.
 

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Never changed the plugs, I'll give it a change and report back. Am I ok with OEM (ZFR5F-11 (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]))or should I upgrade?
 

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The OEM's are just fine, but they have a short life. You can go on NGK's website and see upgraded versions of the exact same plugs. Personally, I use the iridium version of the OEM's - they'll last the life of the car.
Also, while you are at it, dump a bottle of fuel injector cleaner into your gas tank. "Techron" seems to be the most effective, but it's a little pricey.
 
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