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1997 Ford Taurus Question: Why does my car jerk when I accelerate?

 

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fii2biime, Potwin, KS, October 30, 2012, 10:21
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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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    October 30, 2012, 11:48
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    Could be in coil and you experiencing multiple misfires,Fords are bad about that

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14238 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 30, 2012, 12:34
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    also could be catt is getting plugged worse every day. a restricted exh will cause major issues

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    November 01, 2012, 15:44
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    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 ??????

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