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My golf is jerking continously and all of a sudden its fine for a couple days and then starts jerking very bad again the car dies when it jerks like that what can the problem be also once it stood for a while then it seems fine again for a while until it jerks again and i mean it jerks bad cant drive like that what can the problem be dont have money for expensive mechanics

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Check the spark plugs and leads you may find that water has got in there or worst case oil. also check the leads/dispack for any damage or cracks/splits.

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SOURCE: 1997 Honda Civic EX (automatic) jerks while accelerating?

Check your wires, plugs and coils. I think it is an ignition problem myself. Something is breaking down under a load. My guess would be a bad coil or wire, the hard starting could be a symtem of this also, As I first read your description I was thinking maybe a leaking fuel injector or faulty fuel injector, but I believe it is in the ignition system. I hope this Helps! Merry Christmas!

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your gas tank needs flushing out,maybe got gritt inside. carburator needs filter needs cleaning .,possible air leak from gaskets., what about distributor breaking down

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You the beginnings of what is known as the reverse slam. If caught early enough it is fixable. However, most times a rebuilt valve body is in order. I do it for around $200. For the record any late 1992-2002 valve body will work, those are the type II. Type I won't work and is 1992-early 1992 years.

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Could be fuel or electrical related. Since you may not know the history, this may take a while.
Any amount of smoke from exhaust? White, Blue, Black?
Start with most obvious and inexpensive:
1. Fuel filer clogged (replace fuel filter).
2. Could be the ECM (Electronic Control Module). It controls the ignition spark timing.
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Mass Air Flow sensor maybe bad.

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