My jeep jerks on occasion. it is an automatic & it feels like a beginer trying to learn to drive a stick. the temp gauge does not work (however we know that it is not getting enough voltage. the radiator fluid will literally boil on occassion (my husband is pretty savy & never seen anything like it). At tha auto stores recommendation we have change 2 thermostats, ignition rail, fuel pump, the oil, the radiator fluid. any suggestions?
My jeep has had the same jerking problem for about 3 months. And last week it started boiling in the over flow jug. But never went over 220 on the temp gauge. 3 days latter it just died driving down the road and started smoking under the hood. It was way over heated . And would not start back up after cooled off. Come to find out it blew the head gasket.
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Read the owners manual for checking the Transmission Fluid. Usually it involves putting the car in Neutral and checking the fluid. If it is low, that could be the problem. If it is not, it may be a problem with the gears. I would take it to a shop to try to diagnose the issue.
It could be the converter is going bad or a sensor.next time you are driving it and it is jerking put your foot on the brake pedal,dont put the brakes on like you are trying to stop just push lightly on the pedal.This unlockes the converter.if it stops jerking you have a bad converter or a sensor related to it.
Sounds like this may be either a sticking valve in the transmission valve body or a possible worn clutch pack in the automatic transmission itself, I would suggest checking the transmission fluid to verify that it is at the proper operating range when hot. If the fluid level is full, i would suggest taking it to either the dealer or a transmission shop for further diagnosis... Hope this helps.
i think this is impossible to tell you without being able to drive the car.things are more complicated then we would like. the fact that taking off slowly also causes this jerking seems to eliminate an enginge missfire which would be the first thing that would probably cause jerking. does it feel like the rear prakes are sticking on thi can be a problem with the parking brake cables rusted inside ther casing.four wheel drive problems could be a u jouint or drive shaft issue. have a mechanic at least drive it to get som feel for where the problem is.
It sounds like the truck might be 'hunting' for it's gear - try shifting the transmission down one notch, and see if this stops the jerking... at least it will give you a better indication of the problem.
I have a 2000 Grand Jeep Cherokee, I was driving along the freeway maybe doing about 60mph when my jeep suddenly jerked, when it did this my emissions light came on. I pulled over in a parking lot checked all my fluids oil, transmission fluid, everything seemed okay, as I was getting back on the freeway I watched the R PMs that was fine and my emission light went off. After driving for about 5 minutes it did it again and my emissions light came back on, I did notice this time it seemed to be in the rear where this Jerking/ Bucking came from can anyone help??? PLEASE