What causes a 1995 Ford Windstar to jerk into gear when it accelerates after stopping?

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When accelerating quickly from a stop to jump into traffic my car jerks why?

Could be just in need of a tune up.

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What does it men when an automatic car jerks in to fourth gear-?

If a car jerks into fourth gear, the transmission may be slipping. The car could also need transmission fluid. A licensed mechanic can help with more information.

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What does it men when an automatic car jerks in to fourth gear?

When an automatic car jerks into fourth gear it could be the transmission. You may need transmission fluid or a new transmission. A licensed mechanic can check the car.

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What would cause a 1995 ford explorer transmission to JERKINGLY SHIFT AT TIMES?

This could be caused by a shift solinoid. The transmissions these days are controlled by the computer. Not knowing exactly what the car is doing or exactly what tranny it has leaves me to guess. The other option is that the tranny is going out slowly. This could be caused by a shift solinoid. The...

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What causes a transmission in 99 ford windstar van to not shift in any gears?

most faults in windstars are the torque converter and driveshaft spindle teeth wearing out.

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What would cause a 2004 Ford Taurus to hesitate and jerk during acceleration?

You must run the OBD codes to find out for sure, but sounds like a faulty ignition module or a plugged fuel filter

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What causes my 96 olds 88 to badly jerk after start up then put in gear.Car literally jumps.Then feel small jerk when it changes gears driving?

Lack of transmission fluid.

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Chevy Silverado 2001 1500 4 8L V8 why is it when first accelerating the second gear jerks into gear and when speeding up theres a hissing sound where the engine is when the gear is about to change?

Check differential fluid and replace is necessary. This will help the gears from jerking. Also, check your vaccum hoses and make sure none are leaking.

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What could possibly cause a jerking motion in a car when it shifts gears?

Could be the gears slipping. Might need new gearbox.

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What would cause your automatic car to sputter and jerk bad when accelerating in first gear but be okay once it gets to second?

Try a basic tune up. New spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. When the vehicle is in first gear and you are accelerating, that is when the most load is on the engine. It sounds as though under a load, you are losing your spark because it is arcing out where it should not be.

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What would cause a car to stall when putting it into gear from park?

Hey Tom==This is to general to even guess. What kind of car and engine do you have an does it do it when it is cold, hot or when???? GoodluckJoeSome things that can cause it are bad plugs, to low idle, vacuum leak -check lines and regulator, worn out carbs not operating causing bad air fuel mix u...

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What would cause a 97 Ford Taurus to stall when you put it in gear?

The idle for the 97 Taurus could be too low. The transmission bands could be sticking some as well, not allowing the transmission to come out of gear during idling.

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1995 ford windstar Makes a grinding sound when started and worse when you turn the wheel?

Ah, the fine Windstar!! Have two of them myself. Just took one off the road and did the head gaskets on the other. Started her up and was the power steering was noisy. It had been sitting awhile, not quite a year and I don't remember it that noisy. Its not too bad straight driving but turning tho...

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What would cause a 1996 Ford Escort LX manual to not start while in gear but not go into gear after the car has been started?

The first half i can answer, the car wont start due to a thing called a neutral safety switch, car will not start unless it is in neutral or park, this is done as a safety feature so the car wont leap ahead or reverse when startedThe switch you are looking for is down behind the clutch petal and ...

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What causes a 1988 Honda Accord to jerk once while accelerating at 3000 rpm in all five gears but more so in gears two to four?

I have the same problem. It just started. All wheels are tight, air pressure is good, and cv joints are new. Maybe a clutch problem? I'm still checking on mine.

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Why won't my 2000 Ford Windstar start after it rains?

The most common cause of wet/damp starting problems is moisture inside the distributor cap. Remove the cap and look for signs of moisture or better yet just replace the cap and rotor.Ignition wires are bad. Try this, once you have it running again take an old spray bottle and mix up a solution of...

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What causes my vehicle to jerk while shifting gears?

your transmission wears after time, try getting a fluid change, use fluid made for older cars this should help slow down wear and make the jerk much less noticeable

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Does a car accelerate when it comes to a stop?

When the car is coming to a stop, it is decelerating--or it has negative acceleration.

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What would cause a car to sputter when it accelerates?

bad fuel bad spark plugs incorrect timing

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1995 town car accelerate 25 mph and drops into low gear?

Check wiring harness on transmission for signs of moisture and/or corrosion

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What does it mean when your car jerks while stopped?

When driving the vehicle feels like has no umph in it.This may be related to a dirty of failing idle air control valve.When this not working properly, you may notice an erratic idle which may cause the vehicle to lurch forward when sitting at a stop light as you describe.

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How hard is it to put seats from a newer Ford truck into a 1995?

Not hard with a little fabrication.

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What causes a transmission to slam into gear?

Why Does My Transmission Jerk When Shifting Gears? The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer if it is low.Jerky shifts can also be caused by excessive line pressure due to a clog or malfunctioning shift solenoid.

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What causes a transmission to not go into gear?

It may happen when trying to get into first gear from a stop, or at any point up and down the assorted gears.Common causes include low transmission fluid, wrong viscosity (thickness) of fluid, or required adjusting of the shift cables or clutch linkage.

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Why does my Car die when accelerating after a stop?

Most likely a dirty fuel filter or Bad Ignition Timing.

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What causes a manual transmission to not go into gear?

Low level of transmission fluid.The components in modern manual transmission are always in motion even when the gears are in neutral.If there is no lubricant in the gearbox, you could have done major damage to the engine and gearbox components by running the car.

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What causes a car to stop accelerating while driving?

GM recently recalled millions of cars due to a faulty ignition switch that can cause engines to turn off.But a car can lose power for many reasons – from a faulty fuel pump or alternator to the car simply running out of gas.If your engine has stalled and won't start, start braking and steer to th...

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What would cause the car to jerk when changing gears in a 1999 Chevy cavalier Z24 4-cylinder auto?

usually bad engine mountsThis happened to me once,but I'm not sure if this is your fix. I left the IAT Sensor(intake ait temperature sensor) unpluged by accident.It gave me whiplash everytime it shifted gears. I pluged it back in and it smothed out. It is in between the air filter box and throtal...

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What causes a 2003 Corolla to vibrate when stopped at a red light If I shift into neutral it stops vibrating. It's an automatic transmission.?

Could be as simple as being in need of a tune up.

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What causes the oil pressure light to come on in a 96 wind star van after it warms up?

Low oil pressure. This is a serious condition, and you need to stop driving this car until this is corrected. Can be low of oil, incorrect oil filter, clogged oil passages, defective oil pressure sending unit, or a defective oil pump.

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Why is it when a car comes to a stop you jerk backwards?

The car tilts forward on the shocks as you slow down. Then when you finally stop, the front shocks pop back up, and you are thrown slightly backwards. :)

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What causes a car to jerk when slowing down?

When the engine RPM drops below the normal range of about ~800 RPM (for most cars), this often times will cause the engine to stall indicating a dirty or faulty idle air control valve.I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and repair your idle air c...

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What does it mean when your car jerks when you accelerate?

It's actually one of the most common reasons why a car jerks when accelerating.Your car's engine needs both fuel and air to do its work.A block in the fuel line or air intake can make the car jerk during acceleration as it loses one, or even both of the essential factors in keeping the engine run...

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What causes a 1971 ford f100 truck to bog down when accelerating?

It could be the carb needs to be rebuilt. I have a 1971 f100 myself is a 360 manual 4 speed and that fixed that problem. The accelerator pump on it wasn't working causing it to be way down on power and bog down when I was giving it the gas. If yours is an auto tranny then there could be something...

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What would cause a grinding or rattling sound when accelerating from a stop or when turning?

if its a front wheel drive vehicle then it could be the axels

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Your car does not accerlerate when you stop then it jumps into gear and moves?

for car with automatic transmission..check the fliud/oil level of your transmission.you will perform two procedure:at stand still pull the dipstick of your auto-transmission and check oil level.fill to max/high if below the limit.reinsert the dipstick and start the engine until it gets warm or as...

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What would cause the overdrive light OD to flash on a Ford Windstar?

My 2000 windstar was just doing that same thing. my problem was corrected by changing the transmission range sensor. that is the sensor that is on the top of the tranny which is connected to the shift linkage.I just went through the same thing on my mothers 2000 ford windstar lx.The overdrive lig...

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What would cause your 1995 Volkswagen Jetta to cut off when you stop or Idle?

One item on your car to look at would be it's alternator, which may need to be replaced.When it begins to shut itself off, or idle real hard, try pressing your foot on the gas pedal, to keep the engine busy.

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What would cause bad vibration in engine of ford windstar?

If you have a "check engine" light on, start with having the codes read. A misfire code can tell you which cylinder or cylinders are having problems. A misfire could be the cause of your engine vibration.

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Why when i Put car in gear to drive or reverse it jerks and turns off?

Depending on the year/make/model of your car,It may very well be that your locking Torque Converter is locking at the wrong time. If,for instance,it's a GM vehicle,there is a 4 prong plug on the side of the transmission. Un-plug this and if the problem goes away you knw you have a bad lock-up sol...

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Why does a car vibrate when stopped and in gear but the vibration goes when accelerating?

For cars that are older, there's a possibility it is cause by poor idling adjustment. Older car have carburettors, that would allow the adjustment of idling speed ( And the CO and CO2 mixtures).For most modern cars, most are EFI( Electronic Fuel Injection ) that are control by ECU. Perhaps, in or...

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Why does my 1995 civic have a very slight but constant jerk under heavy acceleration?

Depending on the model of the civic answer may vary. But it should never jerk on heavy acceleration. Suggest you service the car. Otherwise replacing, inspecting, and servicing these items may help. 1. Air Filter system 2. Fuel System 3. Ignition System 4. Axles, Joints, Tires, Etc.

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When theirs a small evop leak would it cause your car to jerk?

a small evap leak would not cause your car to jerk.

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A 1995 Chevy Astro will not accelerate after a 30 mile trip on the fwy. When you press on gas after slowing down to exit it takes awhile for van to accelerate.?

I suspect a weak fuel pump. It will probably get worse; have it checked before it leaves you stranded.

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What would cause the accelerator of a 1995 GMC sierra pickup to stick?

Could be a bad throttle body

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What causes a loud popping when you accelerate from a stopped position?

Well the vehicle is backfiring which can be caused by bad gas, spark plugs, or just needs some carburetor service.

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What causes steering wheel to jerk when turning?

Occasionally you'll notice that your steering wheel will make jerking movements or sudden turns to the left or right when not directed by you.This is typically the sign of loose bearings in the steering rack and the result of the steering rack literally moving without input.

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What cause a 1995 Honda accord to bog when you floor it?

Fuel filter? Air filter? Timing belt?

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Is a car accelerating when it is coming to a stop at a light?

No, when anything is slowing down it is decelerating.

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90 Accord Ex Manual just recently your speedometer and odometer stopped workin and now when you crank the car it wont go into gearbut when its off it goes into each gear okwhat could cause this proble?

As far as the speedometer,best thing to do is check the drive system, Not going into gear is VERY LIKELY due to A worn clutch cover and disc., When they get worn they are thinner and tend to become WAVEY, this allowes the disc to lean over and touch the cover or flywheel, This makes it very diffi...

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What can cause a car to hesitate when accelerating?

A vehicle that hesitates while accelerating or while driving up a hill may have a weak fuel pump.Fuel injectors may become dirty over time and not be able to provide as much fuel to the cylinder as is needed.Dirty fuel injectors may cause the engine to run lean which will in turn, cause hesitatio...

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Why would a car jerk when you first start it up and when stopping?

What kind of car is is? When it jerk while shutting off, do you turn the key off and it sits there chugging for a second before stopping?

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1994 ford f150 transmission won't downshift from overdrive or any other gear or go in to passing gear at any speed Only when you stop will it shift down to low upshifts just fine?

I have the same problem with my 1994 F150 except it will shift downfrom overdrive...let me know if you get an [email protected] I have a 1994 ford F150 which was doing the same thing...ended up being the throttle position sensor...Drives like a new truck after new one was installed....

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What causes a car to whistle when you accelerate?

Generally, when a car whistles on acceleration, it indicates there is a leak on the intake manifold, causing the engine to suck air which makes the whistling soundCar whistling sound may be audible due to a leak in the vacuum line or a gasket. The whistling noise changes with the acceleration of ...

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What causes a motorbike to splutter when accelerating?

start with the spark plugs

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What causes a BMW car not to accelerate when cold?

More than likely it is due to having aluminum intake (engine). The cold causes the intake to contract, although it will only contract a fraction of an inch, it is enough to allow extra air into the engine. Steel intakes do not constrict as much, but they do have similar problems, though not as pr...

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What causes a car to skip when accelerating?

Typically when an engine 'skips' it is due to an ignition misfire.It can be caused by a fuel delivery or ignition system component failure.If this is a random problem, it could be as simple as caused by "dirty fuel" or a loose wire somewhere.

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What can cause a car to lose power when accelerating?

There are many reasons why your vehicle may be losing power, especially when accelerating.Some of these common causes are: Mechanical problems such as: Low compression, clogged fuel filter, dirty air filter, clogged Exhaust Manifold.Malfunction of actuators such as: Bad injectors, bad fuel pump, ...

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What does it mean when your car jerks when you stop?

This is something that you have to keep an eye on because it could pose danger to you as the driver.The minute your transmission fails means that your car is also about to shut down.An indication that it is bound to happen is when your car starts jerking when you put it on a brake.

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When to change into sixth gear?

When the engine revvs up to about the 5 on the RPM gauge in fifth gear.

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What cause a car to accelerate on its own?

If it's a Toyota, they've had a problem with this and recalls have been issued. Get it to a Toyota dealership, ASAP. Other than that, defective sensors in the driveline, defective ECM, stuck throttle cable... I'd recommend you seek the services of a well qualified mechanic.

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What could cause a car to accelerate when braking?

Your throttle is sticking open. I had an incident many years ago. I took foot off throttle which let the engine slow down, put foot on brake, the engine didn't speed up but the car did, very strange and was told impossible.

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What causes a car to stall when you accelerate?

A car's fuel system is made up of many components, any of which may cause a car to stall under acceleration.For example, fuel filters may become clogged due to low grade fuel, fuel pumps may stop working or fuel injectors may not be delivering the correct ratio of fuel to power the car while acce...

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Why does my Ford Focus over rev when I pull to a stop and over revs when changing gear?

There might be something wrong with the gears. Something may be jammed or stuck or they may just need changed out.

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What causes a 2.8L Celebrity 4 door to go dead when you put it in gear?

Low Fluid level. If the car has a three-speed automatic, the torque converter clutch solenoid is locked up. Unplug it from the transmission, and see if it still dies when put in gear.

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What causes a car to hesitate when accelerating?

Any number of things from a clogged fuel filter, to a faulty ignition component, early 90's hondas are known for their igniters(ingnition control modules) to fail. these are located under the distributor cap.

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What causes a car to bog down when accelerating?

In the higher gears, the engine must accelerate the weight of the car on its own, which can put a marginal fuel-supply system over the edge.So check out that fuel pump.Low vacuum here means the sock, strainer, or screen inside the fuel tank is clogged or has collapsed.

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What causes a truck to bog down when accelerating?

In the higher gears, the engine must accelerate the weight of the car on its own, which can put a marginal fuel-supply system over the edge.So check out that fuel pump.Low vacuum here means the sock, strainer, or screen inside the fuel tank is clogged or has collapsed.

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What causes a car to die when you put it in gear?

The car engine had died due to a wide range of problem-related to the airflow, mechanics, or fuel.A mixture of the fuel is poor.Frequently, the cause is owing to the intermittent stalling and the cold stalling.The EGR valve, alternator, or fuel pump gets faulty.

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What causes a car to shut off when you put it in gear?

Some common reasons for motor vehicle stalls include: An empty gas tank.A fuel mixture that isn't rich enough (this is usually the cause of cold stalling and intermittent stalling) A faulty fuel pump, alternator or EGR valve.

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What would cause your 1992 Chevy caprice to shut off when you put it into a running gear but stay at a good idle while in park?

A vacuum leak can do that. Check the gasket at the base of the throttle body for a vacuum leak.

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What does your car jerking when coming to a stop mean?

If your car jerks while you are coming to a stop it might mean that your breaks ar getting weasted.If your car is jerking when you come to a stop could mean you have warped brake rotors or a malfunctioning abs unit. It could be you're not taking it out of or to a low enough gear if the vehicle ha...

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What causes a transmison to fail ina 1999 windstar?

In most cases - Heat or lack of maintenance

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What would cause your car to stop running after it is driven for about thirty minutes?

It could be any of a number of problems, including but not limited to electrical problems with the start and the final run of the car.

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What causes a brief humming noise after initial acceleration?

Certain types of tires may cause a brief humming noise after your initial acceleration. The transmission may also cause a brief humming noise.

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What causes severe Car engine noise when driving in gear but not when stopped?

Could be one or more of the following factors: A problem with the gear box, Worn engine mounts, worn drive shafts, may also be other factors involved.

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1994 Ford Taurus when you put it into gear it kicks in but slowly moves into drive and rarely works in reverse is it the transmission or possibly a sensor or could it be the gears?

You have a 12 year old transmission that is in serious need of service. Have the fluid and filter changed and see where you stand after that. If the problems still persists, take it to a professional.

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After installing a new automatic transmission in a ford ranger XLT 1990 why won't in go into gear?

The torque converter may not have been installed correctly. If so, serious damage has been done to the torque converter and the trans front pump.

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Could you help me I bought a used car for daughter to drive to college-two days later the car jerking so bad when You first drive it then stops jerking after 5 miles the motor gets really hot?

There is probably more than one problem here. What type of car, manual or automatic, millage. Reasonable acceleration with the jerking or poor. It is going to take a bit more information to start to figure a possible answer.

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Is it safe to tow a 1998 ford windstar on a two wheeled dolly?

Yes, as long as the drive wheels are up on the dolly.

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What could cause 2000 grand caravan check engine light is on and does not have the power it should and acts like transmission is slipping yet after it shifts into higher gears it stops?

have vehicle scanned to determine the problem

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What causes the d100 with a v-6 to shift hard into gear?

lack of tranny oil would probably be the culprit. if not tranny fluid then you are probably in need of a transmission overhaul.

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Why does your engine knock when you accelerate but then stop after a while?

The engine is overloaded in case it of generator set or any other load and in case of a car the vehicle is not engage in lower gear as per load and engine rpm.

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What causes a whining sound when accelerating?

One of the prime reasons for whining noise may be friction caused in the car transmission mechanism.The reasons for this might be worn out gears and low transmission fluid levels.Accelerate the car to speeds at which the whining noise is the loudest, switch to neutral gear and kill the engine.

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What causes your front ac vents not to blow a lot of air on a 1995 ford E 150 van?

Faulty blend door control, clogged cab filter, weak HVAC blower, obstruction in the HVAC ducts.

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What can cause a vehicle to steer improperly and feel like it is drifting after shifting gears?

you are probably refering to torque steer if you vehicle is frt whl drive

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Your 99 silverado starts jerking or missing when the shift light comes on but accelerate or shift gears and it quits and in 5th gear if i let off the gas just a little it starts the same thing.?

If a 1999 Silverado starts jerking or missing when the vehicle is shifting, it could be the speed sensor, the oxygen sensor, or the shift solenoid. There are two oxygen sensors on this vehicle. There is one before the catalytic converter and one after. Also check the timing belt for signs of wear.

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What causes a knocking noise from the front of the car when accelerating but stops when braking?

The engines timing could be advanced to much.If it's a front wheel drive a CV joint could be going bad.Knowing a more precise area of where the sound is coming from might help to identify the problem.

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When your 1999 vw passat is shifted into drive and you am accelerating the engine revs but it is not moving After rolling a couple hundred feet the gears seem to engage and the car finally will move?

ALWAYS CHECK THE MOST OBLIVIOUS FIRST, THE AUTOMATIC TRANS FLUID, THE LINKAGE AND DOES IT GO INTO OTHER GEARS?

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How much would it cost to fix the manifold on a 2003 Ford Windstar?

Need to know if it is the intake manifold or an exhaust manifold and what is wrong with it.

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What would cause your van to jerk when you press the gas pedal its fine when you get to high speed but when you slow down or stop then start again it starts bucking?

The year, make, model and engine size would certainly help but it sounds like it needs a good tune up including spark plug wires.

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What would cause a slight jerking motion from front of car and white smoke to come from exhaust pipe when accelerating?

White smoke from the exhaust is a sign of coolant in the combustion chamber, and can be a blown head gasket or cracked head. This is very serious and will cause severe engine damage. Have this looked at by a professional. A slight jerking motion in the front while accelerating is possibly torque ...

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When slowing to a stop there is a slight jerk without applying the brakes?

The year, make, model, transmission and engine info would help but it is probably the transmission down shifting if the vehicle is an automatic.

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What causes a car to jerk once it reaches about 50-60 mph?

Jerk...where do you feel it...in the steering wheel? does it seem like it's going faster then slower, or up and down.... in order, it could be ALIGNMENT/SHOCKS/MOUNTS,or TRANSMISSION SLIPPING, or ENGINE SURGING/Tune related.... a good book will help with symptom identification.. everyone should h...

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What would cause a car to lose power and jerk when slowing down after driving a couple of hours followed by stalling?

Even though this problem can be caused by many things, here are a few possibilities; 1. Bad ignition control module 2. bad crankshaft position sensor 3. fuel pump is going bad and/or clogged fuel filter 4. faulty electronic control module(ecm/computer)-more than likely not this but still a possib...

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What causes a car to vibrate when at stop light?

loud, and shety muffler

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What causes hard shifting from low to second gear in my 1995 Nissan altima automatic transmission?

Check the transmission fluid on the 1995 Nissan Altima. Bad fluid can cause the transmission to shift harder on parts that are more worn.

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What causes a car to jerk while driving?

What causes a car to jerk while driving can be based on many factors. A car can sputter due to engine compression issues, bad transmission, engine misfire, bad spark plugs or even low fuel.

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What would cause a gas pedal to lose acceleration after starting the car?

It could be your MAF sensor. Mass air flow sensor that measures the air going into the intake. This could likely cause sluggish acceleration.

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What causes your car to squeak when you accelerate?

The little mouse under the pedal

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