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It could be as simple as a stopped up fuel filter.

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Q: What can cause my 2002 Chevrolet Malibu to hesitate on acceleration?
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There are several things that can cause a slow response to acceleration. The most common cause is a dirty air filter. A dirty fuel filter can also cause the problem.

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