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My car jerks when decelerating from what seems to be 4th gear to 3rd.
You need to have the codes scanned by a professional with a scan tool for the transmission computer. The codes may give you an indication if the sensor is not performing correctly. If it is not a sensor malfunctioning (like...
Whining noise. 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
Hi there. If you are only hearing the noise in those speed ranges, then you may have bad overrunning clutch needle bearings inside the transmission. In this case, the transmission will need to be overhauled and repaired. If you would...
The car pulls to the right upon deceleration
Hi. It should be a fairly simple cause. I suggest checking your tires for uneven wear because that is the number one cause of pulling next to an alignment being out up specifications. So have the alignment checked as well....
Car shuddering at 15 mph, squealing wheel and sticking starter - 2005 Subaru B9 Tribeca
The "shuddering" you mention when braking at low speeds could be caused by either a "warped" brake rotor or by worn out control arm bushings. The sticking starter issue is either the starter bendix or starter pinion/ring gear binding. These...
Whirring noise at lower speeds
Hi there. If this noise changes as you accelerate and decelerate then most of the time it is caused by a failing pinion bearing in the rear differential. I usually start by checking the fluid in it to see if...
Squealing when decelerating
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2000 Porsche Boxster. Most of the time this is caused by the pilot bearing in the rear of the crankshaft. When it fails it will make this noise at these times. I usually...
Electronic gear box system issues
Hello. It sounds like there is an electrical problem with the gearbox or internal components of the gear box. This is a dangerous problem, and until it is repaired, it is unsafe to drive your vehicle. For this type of...
Whisting noise when increasing or decreasing speed
There is a tensioner pulley that keeps the correct amount of tension on your serpentine belt. When these bearings wear out, they can cause this type of a whistling sound that you describe. This is a quick fix and should...
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman jerks to the left upon deceleration
Hi. We will be happy to assist you with your 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman. The issue you are describing could result from a few possible things. It may be a faulty electronic steering control module causing the jerk. The steering...
Shifting problems at high speed
My guess is that the overdrive relay or solenoid has failed. If either of these parts fail, your Volvo will not shift into overdrive. This is a very common problem on Volvos such as yours. A trained professional, such as...
Van shakes, makes knocking noise - 1993 GMC G2500
Hello. You will need to find out if your engine is misfiring due to an ignition part like plug wires, plugs, or distributor parts like a cap and rotor or the module. If all the tune-up maintenance is done to...
Stiff brakes, cannot be pressed - 1997 Suzuki Sidekick
Hello. You should check to see if the brake booster is getting good vacuum to the brake booster. Check the vacuum line from booster to the engine and see if it is collapsed or soft where it can collapse. You...
Engine hot, difficult shifting, shutting off
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. A common problem that can cause stalling is a stuck torque converter clutch. This device connects the link between the engine and transmission, but should slip some when...
Problem with speed. No check engine light on but when accelerating speed, it decreases then speeds right back up. No stalling at all
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is a common problem associated with fuel/air delivery which is very commonly related to what is called a mass airflow sensor. This monitors the flow of air intake into the throttle body as it...
Jerking while shifting during deceleration - 1989 Cadillac Brougham
Hey there. The EGR system may get carbon in it causing the jerking on deceleration. Try decarbonizing the engine to see if it helps. You may need to remove the EGR valve and clear out excess carbon from the passages....
Car stalls during braking and deceleration
It is possible that the noise and "no power" symptom you experience is the exhaust pressure in the turbocharger of your engine being released. In some cases, an excessively rich mixture of fumes in the exhaust is ignited causing a...
The RPM stays high for a while after the car stops
There is a technical bulletin to reprogram the engine control module for the high idle for more than 10 seconds when the engine is cold. The reprograming should be done by the dealer and should fix the problem. The bulletin...
Transmission slipping while downshifting
The shifting may be normal, but there is a software update to change the shifting strategy. Take the vehicle to a dealer and they can update the software for you. If you are out of warranty, then there may be...
RPM fluctuates, car jumps at speed decrese
This sounds like a shifting issue. The transmission needs to select the proper gear based on how it is adapted when you come to a stop. If the shift is delayed, then the load on the engine will momentarily...
Stalling when slowing down, jerking, sluggish engine
You may have a fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator issue. All of the symptoms you described are possible with a faulty fuel pump. However, the more likely cause in this situation would be the fuel pressure regulator. The...

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