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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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The vehicle is jerking and not firing and the plug number 4 is soaked with oil.
Hi there. When a spark plug has excessive oil on the plug, then there is excessive oil getting into the cylinder. This will foul out the spark plug and cause a misfire. The misfire is causing the engine to be...
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MY car use to jerk at 700 and at 500 rpm it will quench. Injector, cam camshaft sensor, and spark plugs have already been changed.
Hi there. When the engine was washed off, water could have gotten into the air box and onto the air filter causing the engine to suck up some water when it was started. This could have caused the engine to...
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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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I have a 2007 NissanMurano 169,000 miles. It is jerking while accelerating but no check engine light is on.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first task to take on is finding out if the jerking is coming from the engine or wheels. Also keep in mind, even without a check engine light on, there may be a...
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Problem with steering on one side only.
Hi there. The power steering system has a control valve that sends the fluid through the rack and pinion system. The valve maybe plugged up and causing the fluid to not return to the reservoir fast enough. For the alignment...
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Temp going up and down and jerking while driving.
The issue seems to be the head gasket is burned on your vehicle. The coolant is getting into the cylinders and the combustion gases are getting into the cooling system. This would explain why the engine would jerk when driving...
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Jerking reaction 2004 Hyundai
Hi There, This may be caused by a few different things such as a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor, low fuel pressure or potentially vacuum leak of some kind. Any of these are things that would result in...
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My Acura TSX started to jerk while I was at a full stop. Not much longer my engine light started flashing any tips or ideas? 2005 Acura TSX
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the check engine light on, you will want to start by scanning the vehicle for diagnostic codes. Use that information to help point you in the right direction. You can have this done...
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Okay, my car is sputtering while driving and then jerks. Then after about 10 to 20 miles it cuts off when I come to a complete stop.
Sounds like the fuel system is being interrupted when you are driving. Check the following: There could be a clogged fuel filter. If enough particles accumulate in the fuel filter the pressure at the fuel rail can get low...
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Jerking during deceleration.
Check all of the driveshafts in the jeep and see if any universal joints are worn causing the shafts to move around when letting off the throttle. The universal joints in the front axles are the most common joint to...
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Jerking when accelerating.
The transmission fluid level should be checked while the engine is running at operating temperature and idling with the gear selector in the park position. If this was the case when you checked your transmission fluid and the level was...
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Will low differential fluid in my buick rainier cause jerking when turning vehicle?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The rear differential will make the vehicle skip or turn roughly when backing up or in a forward gear. It will feel as if the 4 wheel drive is active, and cause issues with...
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I have a 2000 mecury mountaineer. When driving spots in gears between 30 an 40. There is no back fire just misses.
The transmission has an accumulator spring that may be broken or the shift valve in the control module may have a broken spring. If an accumulator spring or a shift valve spring breaks in a transmission, the shifting will be...
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My car jerk's some times one week is good and the other week is bad.
Either the EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - has been plugged up or the MAF - Mass Air Flow - sensor is dirty or damaged. Try removing the vacuum line to the EGR and test driving the vehicle with the...
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I got a 1999 Ford Windstar LX. It is jerking when I go over 45 or 50.
Hi there. Either the EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - has been plugged up or the MAF - Mass Air Flow - sensor is dirty or damaged. Try removing the vacuum line to the EGR and test driving the vehicle...
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My brother-in-law is fixing the car. First time yes it's been going on about two weeks finally the check engine light came on yesterday.
If the spark plugs are becoming coated with engine oil and there is excessive oil in the exhaust system, then there could be three symptoms to check. Symptoms PCV Valve could be plugged making the engine over pressurize and...
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Why would the battery and brake light come on for no reason as well as the transmission jerking when accelerating from first to second?
Hi there. Your alternator may not be working properly. If so, turn off all the lights and have the engine running at night. Then from an idle condition, rev up the engine. If the brake and battery light become brighter,...
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98 Nissan quest jerks, skips, and rpm's bounce, when it warms up.
Hi there. The symptoms sound like the fuel pump relay is getting hot and cutting off the fuel pump. Check the fuel pump relay and see if its getting hot. If the relay is getting hot, then the fuel may...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.7 v6. Hello my car randomly bucks / jerks at stop lights in drive and is way worse and constant when the ac is on.
Hi there. It sounds like your engine is misfiring. Check the spark plug and wires to see if they are firing. If the spark plugs are firing, then the fuel pump could have an issue or the injectors could be...

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