I'm assuming that you have an automatic transmission. I have a '95 SW wagon with 315,000 km on it and it's going strong. At about 120,00 km, it would hesitate and jerk, particularly in reverse. A new valve 'pack' had to be put in and the car has been problem free ever since. Make sure the engine is tuned and at the right rpm, as a high idle could cause a problem also (this happened to me). I suggest finding a good general mechanic and a transmission specialist as soon as possible to avoid damage to the transmission. I change the fluid more often than called for and drive smoothly and this seems to help prevent premature failure. *My 2003 Saturn Ion was jerking violently on take off. Turned out to be a transmission sensor that needed replacing. The engine idle is not adjustable. If you have a high idle, check for a vacuum leak of take it to a trusted shop.
You could have ignition problems if it is the engine causing the jerk.
igniter is possibility
Check the mounting of the gear box, because the mounting of the gear box is like shock absorb.
I would first check the transmission fluid level.
I have a 95 Lumina 3.1 and it would cut out of gear when I would stop, it turned out to be the sprag gear in the transmission. $$$$
I have a 1995 saturn 2dl and just had the water pump changed anf a new radiater put in. I drove the car all day and it did fine until after 1 hour and then it started jerking and died in my parking lot. What is causing this jerking?
change the map sensor
Poor driver or bad transmission.
I've had the Gear on the tail shaft come loose where the cable goes into the transmission.
It would, if you changed out the trans and the ecm/tcm. The SL2 SC2 transmissions have a different higher reving gear ratio.
Posssibly the idle is too high. TAke the idle solonoid off of the throtle body and clean it.
Yes, because a jerk is a jerk, they would be likely to like another jerk!
rpm too low maybe you are shifting to soon
you may not be at a high enough rpm
it jerks because if it is automatic it is goin down a gear
Very tricky. If you were near Saturn you would certainly be able to see the sun. Saturn is a gas giant, so you couldn't possibly be on Saturn. If you flew down to Saturn's solid core, you would have a very difficult time surviving, and even if you did I think you would see nothing at all, except for whatever your gear lighting could illuminate.
TAke it to auto zone and have the codes read for free/
you are going too slow for that gear your engine has very little torque at low rpm
Its normal for most manual cars the clutch is basically shifting gears in the engine but if you are accelrating shifting gears higher it could jerk a little bit so it can lock the gear and preset the engine to the desired gear Now if this is an automatic here you are not hitting the brake pedal fully Transmission fluid is low or empty Or it can be just old so it can jerk a bit to get into gear... however it is potentially bad for an automatic car because it has more parts and the thing it would do the most harm to is the gearbox.
gear 3 That would be the drive gear, the gear that gear drives would be the driven gear.
your car must be stuck in a low gear and not able to switch out
Gear shift linkage?Remove gear shift from top and align
high idle problem on a 1997 sc1 when car is in gear
Yes Saturn has air but it is not breathable air. So if you go to Saturn and yo are not wearing proper air-gear then you will die because of the air. No it is not cautionous air but you will die.
Possibley, the Clutch sensor, or the transmission is going.