Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Truck jerking, hesitating, and stalling.

asked by on

Truck jerks, hesitates, and wants to stall, sometimes during acceleration.

You are most likely experiencing an engine misfire. An engine misfire will cause a jerk, or hesitation sensation you are describing. The most common problems that cause misfires in your engine are the spark plugs, wires, or ignition coils. However there are several other less common problems such as fuel injectors or internal engine problems that will need to be checked out by a mechanic before making any repairs. Asking for help from a certified mechanic to check your vehicle’s engine over will eliminate any chance of making unnecessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
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

Q: Abnormally loud brakes, acceleration hesitation, & liftgate won't open automatically

Hello. These issues can be related or separate. The braking issue sounds like it may have glazed brake pads. If they get too hot then this can occur. You need to also check the other brakes that were not replaced...

Q: Battery not charging.

You have a direct short from the water entering into the circuit. In order to find it you will need to pull each major large fuse until you locate the major circuit that is shorting the battery power. Once you...

Q: hello I just bought a used 1994 nissan altima. I am having a problem with it dying sometimes when i bring the car to a stop.

Replacing a fuel pump can be an expensive "shot in the dark". If the vehicle has not been properly diagnosed and the furl pump found to be the culprit, you may spend a few hundred dollars on replacing something that...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...