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(lurching, surging, gasping, hesitating, shuttering)

At random but frequent times, the car will start hesitating and shuttering while driving. It really seems to do it a lot now while we're driving on the freeway @ 70 + mph. It seems as though it's gasping for the right air/fuel mixture. High altitudes are a problem.....we limped into Mammoth, CA (7,500ft). The intermitent hesitation was frequent and violent at times; cruise control or not.

If we're heading down a hill, it will clunk and lurch forward at random times....especially if the accelerator isn't being depressed. Stop & go traffic is the same, lurching & clunking.

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  • B. Glover Jan 28, 2012

    i have a 2004 Jeep doing the same thing, replaced crankshaft sensor worked for a day, now in the shop to get the cam shaft sensor replaced, per Jeep Dealer tech, next O2 sensor, I hate to take it to a dealership, they will overcharge and not know more than the local guys.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    it has been cutting out on the freeway and when ya go up hills

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This could the problem with on board computer please get it checked..............

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