I am hoping for some input, here's the scoop:
My 2004 Tacoma 6cyl has been having some hesitation when I press the gas now and then. No RPM response at all at times, I need to let off and keep pressing the gas until it responds.
I had it to a local mechanic who hooked it up to a PC and found no errors. He checked and cleaned the throttle body and said it was fine, it ran OK for a few days then started acting up again.
Took it to another mechanic who told me my throttle body needed to be replaced wanted me to pay 1500.00, I left.
I do quite a bit of off roading and one long dusty trail in particular. I thought perhaps some dust had gotten into something so I cleaned the sensor connections, throttle body, etc...it ran fine for a week, then started hesitating worse than ever this weekend, actually "jerking" the truck coming up the hill to my house.
This doesn't happen consistently, it can go for days or a week without any problems, then drive like crap for a few days, then back to normal.
Anyone experience anything similar?
I plan to check my fuel filter, fuel sending unit this weekend, Throttle Position Sensor, Mass Airflow, etc.
Any advice greatly appreciated.