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What would cause a 1997 Ford Taurus GL to hesitate and jerk during acceleration?

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2011-02-25 04:20:54
2011-02-25 04:20:54

Sounds to me like you have dirty fuel injectors or you have a clogged fuel filter. Try some fuel injection cleaner and replace the fuel filter. It's under the rear passenger side of the car. I have the same car. Good luck!

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In addition to the good answer above, the transmission may be slipping. First check your transmission's fluid level and quality (run the engine for about 15 minutes to get the transmission fluid hot, then while the engine is running, check the transmission fluid dipstick--don't check the fluid while the engine is off or cold, since you won't get the proper reading). Wipe some of the dipstick's fluid onto a white paper towel or rag to check its color. If your transmission fluid level is low, check for causes of leakage (usually a bad gasket on the transmission pan and/or the transmission side cover) and get this fixed. In the meantime, top off the transmission fluid to give you some protection against outright transmission failure caused by low fluid. If the fluid's color isn't good (a nice translucent red, instead of dark), drain and replace the transmission fluid, and see if that helps. If it doesn't help entirely, put a bottle of transmission fluid enhancer into the transmission, like Lubegard red or Lucas Transmission Fix. It's cheaper than a transmission rebuild, and temporarily fixed my 1994 Taurus's transmission slipping (ran fine for a year, and now it's back to slipping). Don't use a fluid that contains Teflon, since that can clog some of the tiny channels in a transmission, and its filter.

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