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7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by BlueBrothers(m): 11:06am On Oct 10
When a car jerks as you start it, there is no doubt that there is something wrong with it. Sometimes, it would get passed through the acceleration phase but it could continue while your driving. It is safe to say that your car is having some problems and I am here to help you identify it.

And today, you will learn more about it as I will enumerate each one for you. Not only will you learn about why your car is acting up, but you will also learn how to solve it.

Blockage



One of the most common reasons of your car jerking as you accelerate is a possible blockage in its engine. If you don’t remove that blockage, your car will continue to jerk because gasses are not coming out of it when they are supposed to. You will know that this is the case when the “Check Engine” light in your car is on.

Don’t ignore that light, especially when it is blinking. Aside from jerking as you accelerate, you will notice that your gas level could easily go low. At this point, I will suggest to call a professional to remove the blockage. If you don’t act on it quickly, you will gas and that is just wasting your money.

Dirt



Check the fuel filter for dirt because that might be the reason your car is acting up. If you haven’t clean that area of your car, then there is a huge possibility that dirt has already built up in there. All you need to do it wipe those off and check if your car would do jerk again as you accelerate.

Injectors



This is one of the most neglected parts of the car, the injectors. You will know this is the case when your car completely loses its power.

It is also a symptom when your car not only jerks but if you see your engine firing something out there while you are driving, then your car’s injectors are definitely messed up. The truth is that it’s not that serious to fix it. You don’t even need to hire someone.

You will just need to clean that area using a special kit solely for injectors. They are not expensive and you could easily buy them in your local hardware store or even online. I would also suggest that you do it on a regular basis so it doesn’t end up clogging your engine.

Moist Distributor Cap



This is one of the major reasons why a car jerks while accelerating and sometimes, the weather is to blame. This usually occurs during the winter when you park your car outside and it is just extremely cold.

What happens is that the distributor cap could accumulate moist, which then results in the engine to be an imbalance. If the engine is not even, you can expect it to misfire as you accelerate your car.

The solution here is actually prevention. Don’t park it in a cold driveway instead choose a warmer environment.

Motor Winding



If you stressed out the engine, you can expect that it would go on a motor winding mode on its own. Soon as your car engine starts to wind, the jerking on your car could be felt. If the car winds only once, you can already expect your car to no longer start.

To check the motor of your car if it is winding or not and the number of times it did, you will need an Ohm meter.

Wrong Alignment



Sometimes the engine nor the motor of the car is not the problem here, it could be that your car is having a bad reaction to pulling. It is often confused by car owners as jerking but really, it is just your car moving really slow.

To solve this, you will have to c heck you r tires and make sure that pressure in them are done right. Make sure that you have a handy tire inflator product with you at all times in case tire pressure is low.

There is a chance that it was messed up when your car suffered from some traumatic experiences. You will need to align your car’s tire again the right way to fix this.

Spark Plug Error



The cables of your car could be sensitive that it won’t surprise me if that is the reason why your car jerks. This often involves the spark plug and when this is the case, you will need to change that plug immediately.

In order to prevent this from happening, you have to make sure that the spark plug is always neat. Whenever they get dirty, you can experience not only the jerking of your car during acceleration but there could also be other serious problems

Conclusion:

These things written here are most likely what is wrong with your car and here are your best bets in fixing it. To put it in a nutshell, most of the time, a dirty engine and other car parts could be the main reason why your car jerks upon starting.

Always clean your car on a regular basis and do at least an annual overall checkup of your car to know its current condition. Make sure that it is also parked in a place with just the right temperature, which is not too cold and not too hot. A little warm would do because it would prevent it from developing moist inside the distributor cap.

If your car is not too dirty, you can opt for a waterless car wash so that you can also save on water.​

This is just a way of properly maintaining your car so you don’t have to encounter hassles such as this one. It is also good if you are handy enough in knowing some of the basic things in troubleshooting car problems.

However, if you don’t really know how to fix it like unwinding the motor and realigning your tires, don’t hesitate to call a mechanic.

 

SOURCE : https://brandspurng.com/7-reasons-why-car-jerks-when-accelerating/

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by psalmson001: 11:45am On Oct 10
Faulty spark plug coils.

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by greenhulk: 2:53pm On Oct 10
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by honmusa(m): 3:00pm On Oct 10
why is it always copy and paste

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by froz(m): 7:08am On Oct 11
Ok
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by Sixaxis: 7:25am On Oct 11
Faulty coil
Dirty fuel pump.
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by neonly: 7:25am On Oct 11
Let ask buhari version grin grin grin grin ;Dversion
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by ojibole(m): 7:31am On Oct 11
Help my Camry 2.4 has been giving an issue. It will seize b4 it enters gear 3 i have done all the above but still yet no solution. I was told it's the brain box. It's a v6 Toyota Camry 2.4 A.K.A big daddy or big for nothing please help
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by donshaddow(m): 7:34am On Oct 11
Exactly the issue I'm currently having with my car. Is at mechanic workshop now. Will have to tell the guy to check these things.

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by DaudaAbu(m): 7:39am On Oct 11
My car haw been jerking for a while

I have checked the plugs, the fuel pump has been cleaned, yet the prob persisir.

The check engine light has been on for a while and when i am speeding it starts to blink , what might be causing these?
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by Nine11: 7:42am On Oct 11
Fuel pump
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by phoexix: 7:44am On Oct 11
honmusa:
why is it always copy and paste


People who are not well informed ,learn a thing or two from the copy and paste.

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by femi4: 7:57am On Oct 11
DaudaAbu:
My car haw been jerking for a while

I have checked the plugs, the fuel pump has been cleaned, yet the prob persisir.

The check engine light has been on for a while and when i am speeding it starts to blink , what might be causing these?
Service your nozzle/injector

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by femi4: 7:58am On Oct 11
honmusa:
why is it always copy and paste
There is nothing new under the sun

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by God2man(m): 8:05am On Oct 11
O Se
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by mustydeen(m): 8:13am On Oct 11
ojibole:
Help my Camry 2.4 has been giving an issue. It will seize b4 it enters gear 3 i have done all the above but still yet no solution. I was told it's the brain box. It's a v6 Toyota Camry 2.4 A.K.A big daddy or big for nothing please help


Check the transmission fluid to see if it low or dirty.

And have you scanned the vehicle? . If you have, what error codes did it bring up

What's your current mileage? .

Truth is, a bad ECU (brain box) or transmission control module is the culprit. Most times the ECU like u were told. But this are last resort
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by mustydeen(m): 8:25am On Oct 11
DaudaAbu:
My car haw been jerking for a while

I have checked the plugs, the fuel pump has been cleaned, yet the prob persisir.

The check engine light has been on for a while and when i am speeding it starts to blink , what might be causing these?

Take that vehicle to a diagnostic centre and let them scan it for u.

You can even get one of those tools from konga. Just search obd2 diagnostic tools. not up to 20k. You will change change and not know what exactly the problem is
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by JPENG(m): 8:46am On Oct 11
@Op, i think at times too, in Manual transmissions, if u dnt balance ur Clutch with the trottle, it can also be jerking as u are accelerating. Pop Man complains a lot abt it when i am behind wheels and it gets me seriously angry.. E be like say na hin Car get ishh!! lol
I think we now av more things to Check now dan d "u no sabi drive of a tin". D tin dey vex me

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by JPENG(m): 8:47am On Oct 11
@Op, i think at times too, in Manual transmissions, if u dnt balance ur Clutch with the trottle, it can also be jerking as u are accelerating. Pop Man complains a lot abt it when i am behind wheels and it gets me seriously angry.. E be like say na hin Car get ishh!! lol
I think we now av more things to Check dan d "u no sabi drive of a tin". D tin dey vex me
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by ojibole(m): 9:19am On Oct 11
mustydeen:



Check the transmission fluid to see if it low or dirty.

And have you scanned the vehicle? . If you have, what error codes did it bring up

What's your current mileage? .

Truth is, a bad ECU (brain box) or transmission control module is the culprit. Most times the ECU like u were told. But this are last resort

Thanks for the reply..

The millage is 92000, the heat box fluid has been checked and even replaced. The genesis of the problem started when I changed all six plugs and all the coils that where bad and two days later this problem started. I can't remember the error codes it brought out when it was scanned. All the heat box that was brought didn't work apart from one that work3d but had it's own fault so I requested mine be put back and mine is coded with the key.. I was told I'll have to order from lagos but I still haven't cos I don't want to waste money...your thoughts please
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by jobbers: 9:25am On Oct 11
really
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by Olulinks(m): 10:07am On Oct 11
honmusa:
why is it always copy and paste
Because that's the best way to spoon-feed you with information, when you won't read it yourself.

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by DJperdurabo: 10:07am On Oct 11
honmusa:
why is it always copy and paste

Oga, the OP quoted the source.

Please take what you can from the post and leave the rest.

Wetin sef! Is it a bad thing for someone to come across an article that he/she feels would be beneficial to others thus posting it in a forum such as this?

Nigerians, shun bitterness, inordinate competitiveness, pessimism and learn to embrace a philosophy of thankfulness and "live and let live".

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Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by moscobabs(m): 10:23am On Oct 11
Bluebrothers pls what is making car engine to change suddenly exp when I'm warming it in the morning?
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by olaboy1: 11:09am On Oct 11
ojibole:


Thanks for the reply..

The millage is 92000, the heat box fluid has been checked and even replaced. The genesis of the problem started when I changed all six plugs and all the coils that where bad and two days later this problem started. I can't remember the error codes it brought out when it was scanned. All the heat box that was brought didn't work apart from one that work3d but had it's own fault so I requested mine be put back and mine is coded with the key.. I was told I'll have to order from lagos but I still haven't cos I don't want to waste money...your thoughts please

Find your car's technical service manual and check that you bought the correct part numbers, this is very crucial.
You must not throw part anyhow at the car without scanning the DTC error codes. If your MIL is flashing then don't drive the car otherwise you can knock your engine.
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by Newbiee: 12:33pm On Oct 11
If I have problem with my car, I first google it out before taking it to a mechanic, to be sure he knows what to do. This strategy helps me a lot in cutting cost. Because I know what to expect. You can not charge me for HIV treatment when I know my ailment supposed to be malaria.
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by portside(m): 5:02pm On Oct 11
Gurus this has my problem on my discussion continue 2006 for a while, Ivery scanned but it shows a particular sensor at the back of the enine. The mechanic would clean it, it would work then after a while it's back to square one.it jerks anytime I want to accelerate quickly.
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by mustydeen(m): 9:06pm On Oct 11
ojibole:


Thanks for the reply..

The millage is 92000, the heat box fluid has been checked and even replaced. The genesis of the problem started when I changed all six plugs and all the coils that where bad and two days later this problem started. I can't remember the error codes it brought out when it was scanned. All the heat box that was brought didn't work apart from one that work3d but had it's own fault so I requested mine be put back and mine is coded with the key.. I was told I'll have to order from lagos but I still haven't cos I don't want to waste money...your thoughts please


You are in line to not have ordered yet.

I do not know what you meant by heat box fluid(You mean the transmission fluid?

And the second bolded, u meant the brain box?

One thing is sure, your car will be fine smiley, it is a promise.

But in order to help out, i would need some infos and history about the car.

1) You said it is a toyota camry, big daddy. What year

2) Before you changed the plugs and the bad ignition coils, what was the problem. Was it that the engine is not stable when it idles(when not in motion)

3) You said this problem started two days after the plug and ignition change (It is pointless asking if you got your old plugs and bad ignition coils back,. the info will help though)

4) How does this car really behaves, when you idle it (on the ignition and let it just steam) is it stable?

5) The 3rd gear part you talked about, does it hit, like the engine wants to leave its compartment when trying to change gear?

6) In the process of trying to fix this problem, have you changed mechanics(Kazeems), Was it the same guy that changed your plugs that's still on on fixing the car?

PS... I know how it feels to just have that ride that's without hassles just turn evil over night. Relax and get a bottle of Odeku if you drink one. Your car will be fine. Na one small thing dey do am (hopefully your mechanic has not messed things up)
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by bettyLad(f): 9:13pm On Oct 11
happy to see this post , last Sunday I drove my husband's car to church and hit a very deep pothole, everything was OK and I drove it for about 25mins to church , after service I needed to go home ,when I start the car it started jerking and wasn't moving smoothly , a sign appeared on the dash board which I don't know what the sign signifies .can sombody help me with what the sign mean so I can know what's wrong with the car and if possible get it fixed from my lil savings before my husband returns, he is out of town

Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by mustydeen(m): 9:21pm On Oct 11
moscobabs:
Bluebrothers pls what is making car engine to change suddenly exp when I'm warming it in the morning?


what do you mean by change... sound?
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by mustydeen(m): 9:39pm On Oct 11
bettyLad:
happy to see this post , last Sunday I drove my husband's car to church and hit a very deep pothole, everything was OK and I drove it for about 25mins to church , after service I needed to go home ,when I start the car it started jerking and wasn't moving smoothly , a sign appeared on the dash board which I don't know what the sign signifies .can sombody help me with what the sign mean so I can know what's wrong with the car and if possible get it fixed from my lil savings before my husband returns, he is out of town




Pls dont start the car again

The first light is showing that you have low oil pressure. shocked Hope you didnt drive the vehicle home like that.

It is either there's a leakage or the oil sensor is broken. The former will most likely be the case


1. Check the oil level using your oil dipstick.

2. Check under the hood for any leakage, and note where it is leaking

3. You need a mechanic mbok cool , and i hope you've not knocked your engine sad

The second light could be anything, it comes up when there is an engine malfuction. You need to get a scanner to know why it is up.. It is most likely associated to low oil pressure. You cant be too sure until you scan it



Call your most trusted mechanic to help you check. Na small ish do your car. Let me get feedbacks on 1&2
Re: 7 Reasons Why Car Jerks When Accelerating by mustydeen(m): 9:41pm On Oct 11
portside:
Gurus this has my problem on my discussion continue 2006 for a while, Ivery scanned but it shows a particular sensor at the back of the enine. The mechanic would clean it, it would work then after a while it's back to square one.it jerks anytime I want to accelerate quickly.


I didnt get you sir?

What is the problem with your car

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