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What causes a car to jerk when taking off?


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2008-11-03 17:34:55
2008-11-03 17:34:55

jerking when accelerating is a transmission problem. Well, i am pretty sure it is. It could be other things but the transmission is where you should start. could be an ignition problem, if it is shuttering at low rpm. Mine does this and i have a cylinder 2 misfire. This could be plugs and wires or, getting more expensive, coil pack or distributer problems.

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What kind of car is is? When it jerk while shutting off, do you turn the key off and it sits there chugging for a second before stopping?

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your car must be stuck in a low gear and not able to switch out

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Sounds like it could be a dirty fuel filter, try taking it off and cleaning it.

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Taking your foot off the accelerator.

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Usually, the driver putting more pressure on the accelerometer pedal. Or taking the foot off the brake. Or the car cresting a hill and heading downslope. Or some cargo or a trailer coming off.


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