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I have a 99 grand am that jerks when i accelerate

I have a 99 grand am. It drives fine around town. When I get on the freeway and am slowly gaining speed it will **** around 40 mph. If I get on the freeway and just floor the gas it will not **** at all. At first the check engine light would come on when it jerked and then went off after a while and now it stays on. Change the spark plugs and it seemed to make a difference for one day and started agian. The code says misfire. Any suggestion?

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  • casey_rodrig Feb 02, 2010

    They where changed at the same time. I have done alot of reading about the fuel pump and filter and the injectors. But if it was one of those would it make sense for it to only jerk at speeds over 40mph? And what do you think are the chances of it being the transmission? Thank you for your time.


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Well here's my thoughts:
If the code says miss fire, correct?
Then I'm thinking you might have an issue with possibly a timing belt.
How many miles are on the car and have you ever had the timing belt replaced?
As for fuel pump, fuel filter - highly doubt this is the issue.
Now as for a transmission problem? Well that is a possibility especially since it happens around 40 mph.
Just to make you aware that I had an intermittent issue with my son's 87 Jeep Cherokee. I called up my favorite repair shop and informed them of all my business I do with them 'as of buying gas and such' and then told them about my issue with the Cherokee and asked if they might be able to diagnose the problem and suggest a fix for it for a lower fee than they usually charge. They did. Their diagnosis was correct and the repair that I did that they recommended fixed the issue with the Cherokee and we were both happy. I chased my tail for over 6 months with this issue and $90.00 latter 'both fee and cost of part'. Problem resolved.
Just a thought?

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How about spark plug wires....?

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