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Q: car jerks sometimes but this last time it jerked and stopped

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My car usually jerks while driving but this last time it jerked really bad and completly shut off. it turns on but then all power to engine shuts off i have a small transmission leak but had my transmision filled up with 3 qrtz last week
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

At first when I read the question, I immediately thought you might have a fuel delivery or engine ignition issue. However, when you indicated you added 3 quarts to the transmission, it’s pretty evident that you’ve got a pretty serious transmission issue. Since the transmission is a hydraulic system, a leak can have serious ramifications on the operation of your vehicle. The best thing I could suggest is to have a professional mechanic complete a car is leaking transmission fluid inspection to determine if they can find out where and why this is happening, so the right repairs can be made.

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