Q: Having problems accelerating at high speeds causing jerking feeling...this happens when slightly pushing gas pedal

asked by on

Having problems accelerating at high speeds causing jerking feeling...this happens when slightly pushing gas pedal, also happens sometimes at slower speeds when slightly pushing gas pedal

My car has 122000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This problem of a slight jerk feel is what is known as a lean tip in surge. The cause can be an indication that the engine is running lean and may be caused by dirty injectors, throttle body, air filter, mass air sensor, ignition system service or O2 sensors. A test will need to be done to check all these areas and see if normal maintenance is needed or more thorough testing is needed to isolate the cause. If you need help with this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to inspect the acceleration issue and determine what repairs are necessary.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Having problems accelerating at high speeds causing jerking feeling...this happens when slightly pushing gas pedal

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car shuts off, smoke and black water from muffler

The color of the smoke can point us in the right direction of the problem. Blue or purple smoke indicates oil burning in the combustion chamber and can be caused my weak piston rings, worn valve seals or a malfunctioning...

Q: Feeling vibrating/grinding in my gas pedal

It sounds like you may have a wheel bearing that is dried up internally and no longer lubricated. This can cause a vibration to be felt in many parts of the vehicle. The best way to check for this is...

Q: My TC light is on and I don't know what that means. Got this car 2 weeks ago.

Hi, thanks for writing in. The TC light is the traction control light. This light will come on when the traction control has a malfunction or when it has been deactivated by the switch. Usually the traction control issues are...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...