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    David R
    David R

    I have a 2002 GMC sierra 1500, V6 4.3L. I am having an issue with the RPMs slightly fluctuating when accelerating. It does not seem to do it all the time. Or eventually it will go away for a while and come back when driving for a while.

    The RPMs generally only jump up an down less than 100 RPM or so (it moves very little). You can actually feel the trucks RPM changing so not a gauge issue.

    I don’t think it fluctuates when idle (at least I don’t see it), mostly just during acceleration, when speeding up its hard to notice, its usually when you are driving steady. I tend to mostly see it in 3rd gear, but I believe it does it in every gear, just not as noticeable. Transmission also seems to shift fine.

    There are is no check engine light, and no codes.

    Recently had a tuneup done, new plugs and wires, so no misfiring. Replaced both catalytic converters.

    I will be installing a new fuel filter soon, so may see if that does anything.

    Things I suspect may be issue:

    Fuel filter – will replace soon
    Throttle body/Sensor – will try to clean it and test the sensor for resistance
    MAF Sensor – will try to clean it
    Exhaust leak – haven’t checked yet

    Any ideas what could be wrong?

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