1998 Lexus ES300 Q&A

1998 Lexus ES300 Question: Why does my Lexus have power surges between 1000 and 2000 rpm?

The problem happens when the engine is warm or at least it is more apparent. Past 2000rpm the surges seem to disappear. It feels as though I am gently pumping the accelerator pedal. It may be more of power loss than a surge, it is difficult to tell. -
Answer 1
do you have a service eng soon light on? -
Comment 1
No. -
Comment 2
could be the begining of a misfire that happens only under load. i think i would start by ck'ing for misfires -
Comment 3
If I start to accelorate or back off on the acelorator between 1000 and 2000rpm the surges seem to stop. It is only at a steady cruise that the surges happen. Would that be consistant with the beginning of a misfire? -
Comment 4
yes very possible -
Comment 5
I will pursue that fix. Thank you. -
Answer 2
i would check the throttle positon switch -