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Why does my car jerk when I accelerate?

(1997 Ford Taurus)
in Potwin, KS on October 30, 2012
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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on October 30, 2012
Could be in coil and you experiencing multiple misfires,Fords are bad about that
of Greg's Orange Auto on October 30, 2012
also could be catt is getting plugged worse every day. a restricted exh will cause major issues
on November 01, 2012
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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