Cuts out when accelerating

Tiny
AXEDAN
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  • 1999 SATURN SC1
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
Car idles low when started, but when driving if step on the gas it jerks hard without gaining speed. Last week, had a bad oil leak from pin hole in a bad oil filter! Oil was every where. Could this be part of problem?
Thanks, Danny
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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 AT 1:02 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Hello,

This sounds like the engine is misfiring which it could need a tune up. Here are two guides to help us:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-tune-up-a-car-engine

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-misfires-or-runs-rough

Can you please shoot a quick video with your phone so we can see what's going on? that would be great. You can upload it here with your response. Please run down these guides and report back.
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Thursday, September 5th, 2019 AT 2:47 PM

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