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Car jerks and shudders in low gears

I have a 1996 Toyota Tercel with a manual transmission.
In low gear the car has recently been jerking or shuddering. Doesn't seem to help if I give it more gas. Mostly happens starting out in 2nd and 3rd gear (never in 4th gear). The car has about 163,000 miles. Clutch has never been replaced.

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Not likely to be the clutch pack as you dont mention slipping wich is the normal sign of overheated or worn clutch bands.Not sure with your vehicle but 2 methods that control the shift severity are engine vacuum or pump pressure inside the auto. so check balls are a possibility. They are spring loaded to open at a set pressure,or close.Could you check to see if its a vacuum controled and if so its a lot easier to fix as the vacuum control should be outside the trans.

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More than likely you are having an engine missfire. They are reknowned for problems with the coil packs that produce the spark for the plugs. They it up the road and labour the engine until it does it on full throttle. then back of the throttle to see if it stops. |Then back on to see if it starts again. Most likely it will. Change the plugs first. this will probably cure it short time as new plugs reduce the load on the coil packs. Best change coil packs though also.
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Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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Chech the free play on the clutch pedal it could be to tight. If so adjust the pin in wards of the clutch master under the dash board so that has free play.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Toyota Tercel (Manual)

Fuel regulator, EGR vavle and EGR valve sensor. But this really sounds like a fuel issue. You can also check your fuel pump, and of course check your air filter and your spark plugs.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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