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Hard shift into 2nd gear

Almost stalls when applying power then jerks and takes off.

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Suspect tune up (wires ,plugs ,filters )
check fuel pressure
and if u have check engine light on need to scan for codes
let me know

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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