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Kia sportage 2002

It jerks in any gear not all the time had it in kia and it does not do it its like it is down shift when it is not suppose to

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You posibly have a misfire due to fauly ignition coils and spark plugs - vehicles are notorious for this maybe a leaking valve cover that leaks oil to spark plugs clean holes before removing spak plugs and check ignition coils ( remove boots) intake has to come of to replaced spark plugs.

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