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Q: Jerking reaction when accelerating

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Why does my car jerk after releasing my foot off the brake at a stop sign to accelerate

My car has 36400 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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 a dirty or faulty idle air control valve or mass air flow sensor. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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