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jeep2011 11-03-2010 06:32 PM

Engine Surging
Has anyone else had the engine surge really bad on full acceleration? I went through the break in process like normal, but now when I accelerate past 3,000 RPM's the Hemi feels like it is getting an extra wind. It keeps surging every 500 RPM's until it reaches the red line.

Scottina06 11-03-2010 06:45 PM

Re: Engine Surging
it surges/accelerates without you pressing the pedal?

jeep2011 11-03-2010 08:52 PM

Re: Engine Surging
No while pressing the pedal. It is almost like it has a old turbo and it gets bursts of power. Once you gun it, it feels like a burst, then another burst, then another burst. Its not the transmission either since it isn't shifting during the surges.

Scottina06 11-03-2010 09:13 PM

Re: Engine Surging
resett you throttle. Theres a how to on here somewhere for ETC

jeep2011 11-03-2010 09:33 PM

Re: Engine Surging
Awesome I didn't even think about that. I'll give it a shot tomorrow.

Scottina06 11-03-2010 10:38 PM

Re: Engine Surging
resett the pcm while your at it

jeep2011 11-03-2010 10:49 PM

Re: Engine Surging

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 295719)
resett the pcm while your at it

Is that done by taking the terminals off the battery? Is so that'd be a fun job on the new location.

MeanDean 11-03-2010 11:29 PM

Re: Engine Surging

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 295659)
resett you throttle. Theres a how to on here somewhere for ETC

Can you point me to that? I'm having trouble finding it.


Scottina06 11-03-2010 11:32 PM

Re: Engine Surging
Here's the steps you need to follow:
1. Find an unused section of road with a good spot to pull-off/turn-around.
2. Pull off of the road and shut your car off.
3. Turn your key to the "On" position (but don't start the car), and wait for the 'idiot' lights to go out.
4. Press down on the accelerator, and let it back up.
5. Turn your car off.
6. Re-start your car and cruise up and down the road testing your throttle responsiveness.
Depending on how fast/slow you do the 4th step, your throttle will either become more or less sensitive/responsive.
Repeat steps #1 through #5 as needed until you're satisfied that your throttle response is as good as it's going to get.

Remember these things 'learn' how you drive so if you drive like Grandma for a few days, it's adjusts accordingly.

MeanDean 11-04-2010 05:25 PM

Re: Engine Surging
Thanks, Scott, I appreciate the response. I'll give it a try this weekend.

NYCSRTATE 11-08-2010 10:17 PM

Re: Engine Surging
There is a TSB out for that exact issue for your 2011 WK2

jeep2011 11-09-2010 06:15 PM

Re: Engine Surging
Its not a shudder at all this is a surge in power all the way to the redline.

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