2000 Ford Crown Victoria acceleration jerking

Tiny
TAKKET2
  • MEMBER
  • 2000 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Having a problem with my crown vic. When I have been coasting roughly between 40 and 50 mph for a bit, then I lightly press on the accelerator to speed back up, the car jerks for a moment. If I start at zero and accelerate constantly up to speed there isn't a problem (no jerks). It only occurs if I am already at speed and try to accelerate lightly. It doesn't occusr if my speed is low (10s or 20s) or high (60s or 70s), it only happens in that 40-50mph middle range.

The car seems to be be shifting up and down just fine, its just the acceleration that is a problem. I read somewhere else that this could be a problem with the sensor that detects the throttle position. Does that sound plausible? I'm also wondering could this possibly be a clogged fuel injector? How much do you think repairing something like this would cost?

Thanks so much.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Thursday, January 24th, 2008 AT 7:17 AM

1 Reply

Tiny
CHUCKLAMP
  • MEMBER
It may be a simple misfire problem. Make sure your spark plugs, wires, or plug boots are in good shape. It could also be a bad coil.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Thursday, February 7th, 2008 AT 9:19 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links