JERKING WITH ENGINE LIGHT ON.

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  • joseph78
  • Pontiac Sunfire

My car jerks when I acclerate from a stop. It feels like I am about to run out of gas but don't. The check engine light came on and now it jerks at all speeds. It is a 1997 pontiac sunfire. Please help?

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Saturday, November 4th, 2006 AT 10:40 PM

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  • troy4
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I'm betting it's the map sensor. My bonneville did the same thing so I went to a local scrap yard & picked one up for cheap just to see & it fixed the problem. They're expensive new![/B]

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Saturday, November 18th, 2006 AT 1:33 PM
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The jerking is it like pushing ans lettinf off of the gas really fast and is there any smoke? My grand am is a stick and I can do this reenactment in 1st gear but I had a similar problem. May not even be related but its help if its help. It turned out to be the coil housing. Not sure how but after I gout it replaced it ran good as new. (Accept for the new problem with the wire on the wheel that I broke and have no idea what it is) but thats a different problem all together.

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Sunday, December 31st, 2006 AT 4:01 AM

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