1998 Honda Accord Jerking at take off.


Transmission problem
1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 172650 miles

I just purchased this 98 Accord from a younger man about 22 years old. When I picked her up he had removed the entire air intake system. After driving her home we noticed when we came to a complete stop and releasing the brake and without accelerating we can feel like we have been rear ended. This does not happen at first take after the 3rd or 4th stop we start to feel the jerking felling only at take off. She shifts fine through all gears, can do 80 mph on the highway without any issues. Again it feels like we get rear ended once we release the brake and without pressing the accelerator.

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have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 AT 10:28 PM

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Hi maintmechanic, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Do you have a check engine light and when was the last tune-up?

Jerking/surging/hesitating could be caused by one of the following

Oxygen sensor.
Catalytic converter.
Fuel injectors dirty/sticking.
Mass airflow sensor/Airflow meter.
Throttle position sensor.
Crankshaft position sensor
Knock sensor
Manifold absolute pressure sensor.
EGR Valve
Fuel pressure regulator leaking or defective fuel pump.
False air leakage.
Fuel contamination.
Foul/defective spark plugs.
Open spark plug wires.
Ignition coil/Coil packs defective.
Incorrect ignition timing.
Cap and rotor.

Note:If it doesn't apply disregard i

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