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My 1995 Dodge Intrepid jerks and bucks when you drive it. When you let off the gas it drives fine. We have changed the fuel pump and fuel filter. It is still doing it. What could it possibly be?

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  • ms_sartis Sep 17, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. DID YOU EVER FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS?

    MO


  • sspyross Oct 13, 2008

    My wife originally posted this blog. However, the O2 sensors helped but did not fully solve the problem. The car is still acting like it is starving for fuel or getting to much fuel. Can't tell at this moment however, going to test the sensors tomorrow and if need be get a fuel gage to ensure it is getting the proper psi. Will keep everyone updated.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    Purchased fuel pressure gage. The fuel pressure is at the proper pressure 46 with vacuum and 55 without vacuum. Tested most of the sensors, the voltages are fine. Still have a few to go however i noticed that the vehicle is running rich. Looking into that

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    my car also jerks while trying to accelerate but not right away. it takes about 20 minutes into the drive to start. also i have to turn the key twice to get it to start. it starts on the second try. i've been told that they're not related to one another but something tells me it is. can i fix it?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Starts and runs great no back fire new fuel pump

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Finally, fixed the problem. After testing the car with the fuel pressure gage, I found out that the car had proper pressure 46 with regulator and 55 without. After that tested all the voltages on the sensors. They checked fine so I disconnected the spark plugs while running (be careful not to get shocked, it happened to me a couple of times). Found that plug 3 and 6 not getting spark. So i checked the coil. With the car still running I pulled off the wireset at the coil one by one. All checked good except plug 3. That told me that I was not getting any spark from the coil for spark plug 3. I decided to change the coil. However. I also decided to change the wireset because plug 6 wasn't sparking at the plug. After changing coil and wireset, the car is running like a champ. Wish I would have checked it in the first place. It would have save me about $500. I changed out the fuel pump $300. I bought a new fuel filter $10.00. I bought 2 new O2 sensors $100.00 and also I bought a new fuel pressure gage $50.00. Lastly, new coil and wireset $90.00. The car is running like new now. I think better than we we first recieved it. At least I know the fuel pump, O2 sensors are good and now I have a new tool (looking at the positive side). Plus the car is finally fix and running great!!

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Check the motor mounts! If ok, then the ground from the engine to the body. Should solve it! Frankster016

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ALSO CHECK THE BATTERY CONNECTIONS---MY WERE LOOSE AND CAUSED SAME TROUBLE--HP

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

Would the check engine light come on with the jerking, mines doing that too (the jerking) and the check engine light is coming on

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

Oxygen Sensor we changed both of them out.

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