My car is jerking really bad when I push the gas down. When I get on the highway; when I push the gas up to 70 mph; it starts jerking.

Asked by Sep 01, 2013 at 07:38 PM about the 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is jerking really bad when I push the gas down.  When I get on the highway; when I push the gas up to 70 mph; it starts jerking; I then let the speed go down and it will keep jerking when I push the gas down; until I get the speed to 60 mph and then when the speed starts going back up; when it reaches 70; it starts jerking again.  When I go somewhere and come out my car cranks and will not start; and then I get it jumped and after cranking it and cranking it; then it starts.  Would you please give me any ideas about these issues?

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Could be fuel related and or ignition. Have a mechanic diagnose it for you.

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Im assuming by jerking you mean it feels like your hitting your brakes real hard for a split secound. And its kinda scary... Deffinetly ignition. Intrepids are known for faulty cam sensors. They use these in corolation with crank position sensor to determine spark advance. Luckily its a cheap part ( 50$ ) and easy to replace. Good luck

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Thank you for your advice.

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