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Car shudder or jerks intermittently if aircon is on while driving

Does this when driving not when it's stopped. Not sure if it's from transmission or from the engine. It happens if aircon is on. Any possible reason/solution?

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Check your motor mounts to see if they are in good condition.

Check to see if your AC pump pulley has been damaged.

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My car jerks going down the road its a 95 Buick century and it changes gears fine when I take off just stares jerking a few days ago


When you say it "jerks," this description could fit several actual symptoms. If by "jerks" you mean the engine misfires, it could be caused by the need for a major tune-up (including plug wires and distributor cap), or it could be a problem with fuel delivery, contaminated fuel, or defective components in the fuel system.
I assume the CHECK ENGINE light is on (and has probably been illuminated for some time now). Begin by doing a readout of the stored codes, and use the results to begin your diagnosis.
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Jerking when accelerating


we cant drive car, so jerking is not clear to a non driver.
see>?
first off , ill guess there is no odd noises.
and that means jerking can be 2 things (sure more but)
engine jerks, does it only?
or transmission slips then stops slipping resulting in a jerk.

get it serviced, with persons that can drive and experience this live.

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What could be causing my car to shudder or shake intermittently when it is in gear?


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Since you\'re old school I would think you\'ve already checked the normal stuff like the fluid level in the transmission. If this is good, has the transmission ever been serviced? I\'m not familiar with your vehicle so if it has a filter it could be that is partially clogged, Does the fluid have a strong smell to it? Does is feel absolutely smooth or can you feel or see little flecks of something in it. You may solve this by dropping the pan and replacing the filter. But if that is the problem it will only be temporary as if there is debris in the pan you are ready for a rebuild.The sooner you do it, the better before you have hard part damage. Another possibility is a bad solenoid in the tramsission that isn\'t sensing the pressure until it is high enough to jerk when it kicks into gear. Again to even check this though you need a transmission guy to pull it and look it over. Sorry guy.

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2007 dodge caravan 3.3 liter 120000 km , when coming to a stop vehicle jerks or shudders slightly to moderately , the scanner was plugged in by mister transmission and also by diamond transmission but no...


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When the aircon is switch on it puts a substantial load to the engine: you need to get your car tuned to take into account the load from the aircon. Most car have a mechanism that increases the idle speed when the aircon is active: if you are unable to get your car tuned yet, try making the engine idle speed slighty faster while you have the aircon turn-on (the ajustment screw should be close to the accelator cable connection at your engine end). Don't make the idle speed too high and check by turning the aircon off and on to assess the best compromise idle speed to stop your car from almost stalling (e.g. jerking).

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I would have the catylic convertor checked.
Then have the transmission check . I am guessing the transmission is automatic. The torque convertor could be shuttering when slowing down to a stop.

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The jerking and shuddering at 45-50 mph seems like it could be a transmission/torque converter problem. Check your transmission fluid. Make sure it is at the right level, and that it is not dark or burnt. It should be a bright red or pink.

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CHECK THE FUEL FILTER!! Changed the fuel filter and thing runs fine!!

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