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Pushed acceleration on freeway to 50-70 miles does not run smooth and shakes.

Toyota Corolla 1990 Two doors FI 16 valves 2 Doors.
It seems that my Toyota corolla does not pick up speed when I accelerate and the engine shakes. When it does accelerate the speed drops down again and the engine shakes. When I pushed the overdrive off it runs o.k but the engine seems to be under stress. Please help.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    it jerks when accelerating but smooths out when dropping down below 45 and going over 50.

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Could be any number of things, lets eliminate the transmission. Put the car in park and throttle the engine, is it snappy then? Or does it slowly rev up? If it still runs funny or isn't snappy, the tranny is not the problem. So it could be, weak fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, or a ditributor problem. Could be a sensor to, but I've had 4 corollas and have never had a MAF sensor or others go out yet. I have had problems with the items I listed.

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