MY CAR JERKS WHEN I ACCELERATE

  • Tiny
  • abdullah 2fast2furious
  • 1996 Subaru Legacy
  • 30,000 miles

Hello, I have a Subaru legacy 1996. Whenever I accelerate my car jerks and when ever I pull my foot off from accelerator my car starts to jerk.

Monday, May 7th, 2012 AT 10:40 PM

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  • Tiny
  • djcl
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Is the check engine light on or codes in the computer?

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Monday, May 7th, 2012 AT 11:51 PM
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  • cadieman
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Ck all your motor mounts

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 12:51 AM
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  • abdullah 2fast2furious
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No check engine light is not on but can you tell me something about codes, how to check them and what exactly is motor mounts and where it is?

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 6:28 PM
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  • djcl
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Mounts are rubber blocks used to isolate the engine and transmission from the vibrations. To check engine codes your best bet is to have a repair shop tap into the computer or some shops do it for free.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 7:31 AM
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  • cadieman
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Most parts stores will do it for free

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 9:40 PM
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  • abdullah 2fast2furious
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Thank you for reply. Yes I have changed mounts both of engine and gear box one.I live in ksa so the codes facility is not available for me, I just want to tell you that even my rpm needle goes up and down I think this is the main problem why my car jerks. I hope you can help me.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 1:33 PM
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  • cadieman
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Jack it up and check for loose wheels. Push and pull the rim at 9 and 3 oclock. Then at 12 and 6. Watch the steering componates for being loose. Turn the drive wheels back and forth also. Listening for a noise.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 7:21 PM
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  • djcl
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The jumping spedo may be related to the jerking. You will need a scanner to diagnose this. Might be best to bring it to a trusted repair shop

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 8:26 PM

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