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Jerky when accellerating & when going uphill - 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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  • shugarsmama May 11, 2010

    your timing may be off. there could also be a blockage in the fuel line. when this is occurring, is it when your fuel level is low or at all times?



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The first thing to check is the fuel filter. Then i recommend running a fuel cleaner like STP or B-12 Chemtool. It helps clean out trash in your system to prevent problems like this.

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