Q: Jerking reaction when accelerating

asked by on December 26, 2016

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.

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

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

Driving then all of a sudden loose speed and truck won't accelerate. Power is fine. Engine shakes a little. Gas pedal feels loose

Hello. If the speedometer is not working, then the first thing I would check is the vehicle speed sensor. If the speed sensor is bad then the computer will not shift the vehicle which will cause this. If the engine...

Slow acceleration

Thanks for writing in about the acceleration issue with your 2007 Volvo S60. At first glance, I'd agree with you that the problem would be caused by the MAF sensor, as that's what commonly causes the slow acceleration issues and...

Clunking/popping sound while turning and going over bumps

Hello. It sounds like you may be having an issue with one of your outer tie rods. The outer tie rods connect the power steering system to the wheels. These tie rods are ball joints but they are not the...

Related articles

Industry News for Automotive Techs: October 8-14
50 MPG Chevrolet Cruz Diesel, Mazda's G-Vectoring drive system, Uber and Volvo collaborate on autonomous cars, and Hubb's new reusable oil filter.
How to Troubleshoot a Hesitating or Bucking Car
Hesitating cars and bucking cars often have worn out fuel filters, fuel pumps, oxygen sensors, EGR valves, spark plugs, or air filters.
2012 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2012 Hyundai Elantra: Which One Should I Buy?
When you’re looking for a four-door sedan, you’re likely interested in a smaller family car that still offers decent styling and looks, great gas mileage, and a comfortable interior that will keep your family safe as you’re driving. While not...