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I have a 1996 cavalier and when i drive it ''jerks'' when i drive really bad! it acts like its gonnna die but if you down shift it does okay for a minute then it jerks..when you press the gas it acts like it wont hardly go.. its weird help!

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Get a trouble code . it seems like a fuel sensor problem or EGR valve. You can get a trouble code at AutoZone or other parts stores for free.

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