1997 honda civic 5 speed 1 and 2 shift jerks 3/4/5 shift runs great why? on 1997 Honda Civic

no check engine light on no codes is it distributor or fuel filter or ?it feels like it jerks the car at first and second gear

by in Potwin, KS on March 06, 2013
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , March 06, 2013
very possible a bad plug or plug wire. In first or second gear there is a greater load and higher rpms on engine which will cause any weaknesses in the ignition to show up.
COMMENT by , March 06, 2013
LIKE LUNGING PLEASE HELP ME. I meant lunging at first and second gear I Already change plus and wires still doing the lunging 1/2 shift only
ANSWER by , March 06, 2013
Check for weak/broken motor mounts, engine generates more torque in first and second gear as there is actually less load on it so torque is greater! If it were an ignition problem it would be more pronounced in the higher gears as load increases but torque decreases. Torque = power which you have more of in low gear. Load = less power try to take off in high gear, cant do it.