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Q: Car jerking

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My car is jerking.

Hello. There can be many causes for a jerking sensation; it could be a fault with the engine, the transmission, suspension, or even the tires. I would recommend hiring an experienced mechanic to diagnose your jerking issue; be sure to tell your mechanic when, where, and how it happens.

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