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Transmission
Hey there. I would first recommend checking the transmission fluid to be sure it has the proper amount of fluid in it. Low transmission fluid can definitely cause slipping. Also, check to be sure there are no Check Engine Lights...
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Steering wheel jerking
Hello. If there is a consistent jerk occurring, then it is typically a spool valve problem in the rack and pinion. This would require replacement of the entire rack and pinion assembly. It can also be caused by a failing...
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Steering wheel jerking
Hello. There are several things that could be causing the problem you are having with your steering wheel. This could mean that you have a bad outer or inner tire rod, your lower control could be bad, or that there...
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RPMs fluctuating
This sounds like there could possibly be a vacuum leak somewhere. My other guess is that the new idle air control valve may also be malfunctioning. If you switched out some parts lately, getting new car parts that are bad...
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My car jerks when I accelerate
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. When this fails, this...
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Jerking while driving
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
What you are describing sounds like an ignition problem or a lean fuel issue. I would start with checking items like the mass air flow sensor, O2 sensor, etc. since these types of items can affect air/fuel mixture controlling the...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
Hi There, This may be related to a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor or possibly a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
If your car is producing a jerking reaction as you press the gas pedal when accelerating, you may have a dirty of faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be related to potentially either a transmission problem such as low transmission fluid creating a lack of hydraulic pressure or potentially a bad control solenoid. This may also be related to an engine fuel supply issue such as...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed...
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Is this a power steering problem?
It sounds like you may have a power steering leak, a failing pump or potentially a steering rack that may need to be replaced. When the power steering pump is low on fluid or damaged and needing to be replaced,...
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Do I need a new alternator?
I would recommend having your alternator tested for proper function with a digital multimeter by a qualified technician. This test will determine if the alternator is charging the battery at the proper levels. If the alternator is not charging the...
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Car stalling when stopped
The codes all reference engine misfires. Continued misfires can cause the catalyst to fail and block the exhaust. The past diagnosis you had that the coils could be bad was correct. The coils and plugs should be replaced first and...
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Car jerks while driving
The first thing to check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under...
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Car jerks and slows down
Hey there. This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to...

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