Anytime I accelerate, whether I've just started the car, or I'm a stop light, my car starts jerking as if my tires don't want to spin. My check engine light is on but it's because my catalytic converter needs to be replaced. What could be causing the jerking?
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1997 Ford Taurus Question: Why does my car jerk when I accelerate?
bigray12 October 30, 2012, 11:48Rookie
Could be in coil and you experiencing multiple misfires,Fords are bad about that
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (13991 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper October 30, 2012, 12:34Master
also could be catt is getting plugged worse every day. a restricted exh will cause major issues
Answer #3ziptie12 November 01, 2012, 15:44Master
How long ago were the codes read? If light is already on , how do you know when an additional fault code has set ??? Leaks between TB & MAF? Does it matter ??????