Shes a little studdery

Tiny
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I have a 95' dodge intrepid and shes acting a little funny. When I start my car it vibrates, it vibrates more when I put it in gear. As I slowly accelerate, it feels like she is trying to catch up with the speed by shifting late; there are still vibrations but it seems to get worse once I hit 45 mph. My car acts like this for a week then its fine, and so on. Please any help will be fine


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Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 AT 9:15 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like an engine misfire. How many miles are on the plugs and wires?

Any codes in the computer?
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Thursday, September 20th, 2007 AT 4:22 AM
Tiny
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All the plugs and wires have been replaced prob a year ago.I thought it may be the fuel filter?
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Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 10:13 AM
Tiny
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Maybe, check the fuel pressure and make sure it's in spec.
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Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 12:10 PM
Tiny
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Hey paul, sorry im a beginner, how do I do that?

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Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 7:56 PM
Tiny
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No problem, there is a port on the fuel rail that looks like a schrader valve. You'll need to get your hands on a fuel pressure gauge and attach it there.
It should be 125 psi. Just press the schrader valve to release the pressure first.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_port_1.jpg

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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 AT 11:19 AM
Tiny
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I dont think that was the problem, she got a little better but the vibrations never really went away, it almost felt like she was a little clogged up somewhere, like she wasnt getting all that she needed. And then all of a sudden my car got it and took off, repeatedly until I got to my desired speed. I put my car in nutrural and gave her some gas and the "clogging feeling" never existed, only as I was driving. It could be a number of different things probably?

You guys are great

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Monday, October 8th, 2007 AT 12:34 AM
Tiny
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I don't think this is a case for the net.I'm not sure what your'e experiencing. I don't know if this is performance issue (Misfire) that is happening. It sounds like somthing is affecting the fuel/air mix, but I don't imagine you have much in the way of testing equipment, which makes this difficult also. We can chew the fat about the possibilities, but I don't know that we can gain much ground other than guessing at some parts. I reccommend you visit a local independent shop that is capable.
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Monday, October 8th, 2007 AT 6:39 PM

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