It’s very rarely a good indication that the engine in your Opel Meriva is behaving atypically. This is because the engine is the most important part of your automobile and any signal of abnormal working must be spotted immediately and you must try to find the trigger of the malfunction. If it happens that your Opel Meriva is hesitating during acceleration, we have done this guide to help you find the trigger of your malfunction. We will now take a look at all the possible motives your Opel Meriva having hesitation in acceleration.


Opel Meriva WHICH hesitates while accelerating RESULTING FROM THE IGNITION:

So let’s start our list of the motives that can trigger hesitation during Opel Meriva acceleration. One of the most simple motives is that your ignition breaks down. We talk about ignition, but we can also extend to the breakdown to the ECU which by itself can give bad data that will disturb your ignition. It’s possible that your Opel Meriva a has gone limp mode, don’t hesitate to go through this guide for more information. In order to check that one of these malfunctions is not the trigger of your Opel Meriva having acceleration difficulties, you will have to “suitcase” your automobile. Also, you can examine the state of your ignition coils, if you have more than one and one is defective it may be the explanation for the couplings, acceleration holes that you feel, if you only have one most of the time your Opel Meriva should not start.

Hesitation during Opel Meriva acceleration CAUSED BY THE INJECTORS:

Now let’s concentrate on the injector-related mishaps of your Opel Meriva’s fuel injectors. If you perceive this feeling that your automobile is grazing, it is quite possible that due to poor fuel quality one or more of your injectors have become clogged or obstructed, generating a bad air/fuel mixture to be delivered to the engine block and as a result immediately disrupt its normal operation, do not forget to check your injectors. If during the test you discover that one of your injectors is leaking on your Opel Meriva, please browse our small document to fix this malfunction.

Hesitation during Opel Meriva acceleration CAUSED BY THE ACCELERATOR CABLE:

Another possible reason why you feel hesitation during Opel Meriva acceleration, whether you are driving, stationary, hot, cold or accelerating, is that your throttle cable is seriously worn. If your accelerator cable is in a bad condition of wear, it will not slide properly in its sheath and will snap, check the level of wear of your accelerator cable.

Opel Meriva that hesitates when accelerating RESULTING FROM THE FUEL FILTER:

So far as the fuel filter is being considered, we’re going through the same form of trouble as clogged injectors. If your Opel Meriva is clutching and you feel like it is grazing or you have holes when accelerating, your fuel filter may be clogged. The consequence would be that your entire intake system would be running at idle and therefore your engine would lack fuel supply to go normally. Don’t forget to check it and replace it if needed. If you ever get the feeling that your Opel Meriva is going up in laps by itself, go through our tutorial it should help you to discern the source.

Hesitation during Opel Meriva acceleration CAUSED BY THE PARTICULATE FILTER:

The last explanation for an hesitating Opel Meriva during acceleration. Modern cars are equipped with an increasing number of options to limit emissions, the particulate filter is part of this package. On the other hand, based on how you use it, it can become clogged and dirty. Especially if you drive short distances and don’t push your engine hard very often. If this is the case, it is possible that your ACP could become stopped up and your Opel Meriva could give you acceleration problems. Have it inspected.

Hesitation during Opel Meriva acceleration RESULTING FROM A PUNCTURED HOSE:

To summarize, the last trouble, and surely the least bothersome for you, it is possible that one of your fuel or air intake hoses is punctured or cracked and that it motives a lack of air or fuel which will result in an Opel Meriva that gives acceleration troubles, check under your hood, engine on, the level of wear of your hoses, be careful not to burn yourself. If this happens to you, your Opel Meriva may not be able to idle, in which case take a look at our little dossier to handle the malfunction in depth.

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