The throttle response on this engine is horrendous. Why can't chrysler get the drive by wire throttle system right?
It seems like it takes forever and a day for the motor to respond with i touch the gas. Some people will say this is to save gas. I say it's crap. Maintaining a certain speed is not an easy task. I'll notice my speed drop slightly and lightly depress the pedal. Nothing happens. I'll press it more. nothing happens. I'll press it a little further. It will downshift and accelarate briskly. Well WTF?! Then i get into my 96 cherokee and the instant you tap the gas the motor responds. Granted, it's a cable throttle but for christ sake its just normal throttle response.
Yes, I did calibrate my throttle. And yes, i noticed a slight difference. It went from being horrible to being really bad.
If that wasn't bad enough, my transmission clunks in and out of second gear at about 15 mph, but only if you are driving very slow and going up and down in speed. Chugging along in slow traffic makes the problem appear. I press the gas lightly to accelerate softly, and BAM the second gear shift jerks the car. Then when traffic slows a little i'll let of the gas and lightly press the brake and BAM it slams out of second gear.
The only reason i mention the transmission issue is because I'm fairly certain it has something to do with the throttle. I'm sick of this crap and of course It's been to the dealer and they can't replicate anything.
Is this something that can be fixed with an aftermarket tuner?
Anyway, my friend got an 06 overland with the hemi. Bone stock his throttle is ridiculously sensitive. If you barely depress the gas it rockets forward. Maybe my dead pedal has to do with the factory engine tuning?
I purchased a superchips programmer a year ago hoping it would help my throttle response. I have used the 91 tune and the 89 tune. It made the throttle SLIGHTLY more sensitive/responsive, but you have to really try to notice it.
Any other ideas to increase the throttle response? Is this something the dealer is capable of?