Shifting into reverse car jolts slightly, then hesitates on 2002 Ford Escort

When I start up the car and shift into reverse, the car jolts a little, this is while my foot is still on the brake. Then when I move it slowly out of my parking space, it will sometimes hesitate, with a light spasmodic sound off and on, like something is clogged. And sometimes lately when I'm braking the car seems to have a light hesitation. Any ideas on what this may be? Thanks for your help.

by in Plainview, NY on November 26, 2012
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ANSWER by on November 26, 2012
do you have a ck eng light on if so have codes scanned and post so we can adv
COMMENT by on November 26, 2012
Thanks for your reply. No there is no check engine light on. I just spoke with the mechanic where I get repairs and some maintenance, he said because my car has high rpm, it can be normal to have a slight jolt when the car is still cold in the morning when shifting into reverse.