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Car starts jerking at 35 mph then stops jerking and starts jerkin

It's like the car stop geting gas around 35 mph and then again at about 55mph. Tachometer doesn't move with the motion of the jerking caused by the lack of gas or whatever it is.

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    ted_schwitzg May 14, 2012

    I have the same problem with my 2003 Windstar. My mechanic has already done a full tune-up and replaced plugs, wires, fuel filter and ignition coil pack. He's thinking transmission now. I hope that's not it!



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Sounds like a range sensor problem! It mite be bad and need changed! About $80 for the part, versus $180 for ford to put it on!

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Does the jerking feel like a fish bite ( especially when pulling a hill?) if so it may need plugs and wires

if you have one bad plug wire the problem seems to smooth out at higher speeds

Hope this helps

Posted on Nov 15, 2008


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You got a problem a sense on the accerlator .Or on the air intake senser.If it's not that I would put gas cleaner in the tank.That would be the cheaps thing to try. Buy your gas at walmart and in the insle that has the tech gas cleaner and buy it there ,it will install it has you pump.

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Jim Dean

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SOURCE: 2003 300M, vehicle "jerks" when slowing to 30 mph

If you just had a trans service.the CVI's in the trans controller will need to be reset.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009


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This could be caused by a faulty throttle position sensor, but if the check engine light is on, take the car to an autoparts store and have them scan the computer for any fault codes it has stored. Most parts stores will perform the scan for free. Getting the codes should narrow down the cause of the problem. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

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