My car is jerking back and forth

Asked by Nov 19, 2017 at 09:09 AM about the 1999 Volvo V70 Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I step on the gas pedal my car  jerks
back and forth and at times it won’t go
pass 20 miles but at other times it drives
just fine: can you tell me what would cause
this to happen

2 Answers


Do you have any lights on? Does the gas pedal respond like it normally would, or does it not rev properly? I think you might have a bad ETM (electronic throttle module).

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This module was causing the same issue with my 2001 V70, the dealer replaced it for free due to it being a recall item.

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