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WOT problem #204169 Jun 22, 12:05am Jun 22, 12:05am
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WOT problem
i just got an auto 2001 GT(i know, that's a problem in itself rolleyes )with about 32,000 miles. the problem is that my acceleration at part throttle is much better than when i try to give it full throttle.

i saw another thread that mentioned lift bolts as possibly being the problem, but that was with a gts...
could faulty lift bolts still be my problem? or could it be something else?

thanks for any help.

Re: WOT problem [Re: Simple] #204170 Jun 22, 4:29am Jun 22, 4:29am
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lift bolts not the problem


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Re: WOT problem [Re: Simple] #204171 Jun 22, 8:52am Jun 22, 8:52am
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i don't think that even with a GTS lift bolts would be the problem b/c lift doesn't kick in until 6200rpms. i thought that my car was this way too, but i think it's just a mental thing for me anyways, could be something wrong with your car though if you are sure about it confused

Re: WOT problem [Re: nebraskaGTS] #204172 Jun 22, 9:09am Jun 22, 9:09am
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don't worry about lift with a GT

Re: WOT problem [Re: Sultan] #204173 Jun 22, 9:18am Jun 22, 9:18am
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Intake mods?

Clean MAF sensor (never did it myself, but some people on this forum swear by it).

Check airfilter and clean/replace it.

Any abnormal sounds (like engine revving up but no decent acceleration)?

Check engine light on?

Are you really sure? grin

Re: WOT problem [Re: Sultan] #204174 Jun 22, 9:22am Jun 22, 9:22am
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ok, kinda thought lift bolts weren't the problem, thanks for clearing that up.

but still, what would cause poor wide open throttle Performance?
with my pedal all the way to the floor there is barely any acceleration, but if i lift my foot off the pedal a little bit i get some of the Performance back.


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Re: WOT problem [Re: CelicaTC] #204175 Jun 22, 9:29am Jun 22, 9:29am
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Originally Posted by CelicaTC
Intake mods?

Clean MAF sensor (never did it myself, but some people on this forum swear by it).

Check airfilter and clean/replace it.

Any abnormal sounds (like engine revving up but no decent acceleration)?

Check engine light on?

Are you really sure? grin


yes, i'm sure tongue

as soon as i get my new Intake (it's been 2 weeks and counting from since i ordered from suprastore), those top three will be taken care of.

and the engine doesn't even rev high at WOT, just 3/4 throttle.

Re: WOT problem [Re: Simple] #204176 Jun 22, 9:37am Jun 22, 9:37am
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at what geear and at what rpms do you have problems?

Re: WOT problem [Re: ikin] #204177 Jun 22, 9:47am Jun 22, 9:47am
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first gear, pretty much the whole band from 700-~3000 rpm's.


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Re: WOT problem [Re: Simple] #204178 Jun 22, 10:50am Jun 22, 10:50am
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Spark plugs? Check them.

Re: WOT problem [Re: CelicaTC] #204179 Jun 22, 11:03am Jun 22, 11:03am
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Re: WOT problem [Re: SPec_ceLICA] #204180 Jun 22, 11:28am Jun 22, 11:28am
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the celica actully is quicker if you ease into the throttle instead of just mashing on the gas (you get a flat spot)


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Re: WOT problem [Re: joylover24] #204181 Jun 22, 11:34am Jun 22, 11:34am
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Originally Posted by joylover24
the celica actully is quicker if you ease into the throttle instead of just mashing on the gas (you get a flat spot)


Don't have that with my celica GT.

Slamming on the pedal is just as quick or even quicker than easing into the throttle.

Re: WOT problem [Re: CelicaTC] #204182 Jun 22, 11:39am Jun 22, 11:39am
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I had the wrong sparkplugs in my car for 1 day .. (1zz plugs in the 2zz) had the same problem.


I would CHeck the Spark Plugs...

Re: WOT problem [Re: falkkor] #204183 Jun 22, 11:46am Jun 22, 11:46am
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Re: WOT problem [Re: Simple] #204184 Jun 22, 2:59pm Jun 22, 2:59pm
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possible you need to clean the maf sensor, when i cleaned it i got better response in 1st gear a
lot better

Re: WOT problem [Re: Simple] #204185 Jun 22, 3:26pm Jun 22, 3:26pm
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Originally Posted by Simple
first gear, pretty much the whole band from 700-~3000 rpm's.
You just answered your own question.

Even in my six speed GTS if I floor it around 3000, I don't really accelerate all too fast.


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Re: WOT problem [Re: slidr] #204186 Jun 22, 8:57pm Jun 22, 8:57pm
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def. sounds like a MAF problem to me...i had a very similar problem awhile back and i had to take it in to get a new MAF. my problem, however, was significantly more severe. the car at partial throttle would jump and lurch and bog and...it was an ugly mess. if it's not lurching and stalling and stuff like that, then you probably just need to clean the MAF.

Re: WOT problem [Re: NuMiL0] #204187 Jun 23, 1:16am Jun 23, 1:16am
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Re: WOT problem [Re: CrazyGTS] #204188 Jun 23, 4:57am Jun 23, 4:57am
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I have a gt and it does this too-when you smash the gas, it opens your throttle completely, bogging the engine down. It has to play catch up to itself. IF you do half throttle, it allows the engine to "be on top of things". Remember-a gt isn't a powerful as a gts, but it 's still a great car and no reason to down it. It has one up on a gts...it's able to have more boost because of better compression. thumbsup

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Originally Posted by jenn1356
I have a gt and it does this too-when you smash the gas, it opens your throttle completely, bogging the engine down. It has to play catch up to itself. IF you do half throttle, it allows the engine to "be on top of things". Remember-a gt isn't a powerful as a gts, but it 's still a great car and no reason to down it. It has one up on a gts...it's able to have more boost because of better compression. thumbsup


Then there is something wrong with your GT. Because mine doesn't bog down when i floor it. It isn't supposed to do that.

Re: WOT problem [Re: CelicaTC] #204190 Jun 23, 11:23am Jun 23, 11:23am
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yeah man for the celica I you have to shift through the gears to get going fast with my GTS, then i'd ride 5th gear to death to accelerate on someone, then hit the 6th.

For auto's IDK, try getting used to lifting your foot off the pedal to make it shift or drop it into D3 because you have to have the right gear for the right power, don't expect power to orgasm from the engine as soon as you floor it, work your car!


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