My 2003 Mazda6 is shaking/jerking when going up hills. It still accelerates normally but it is alarming. The car also kicks slightly when idling and the rpm needle goes up and down slightly.

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Asked by Feb 13, 2015 at 10:57 AM about the 2003 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s V6 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Could this be a transmission issue or
maybe the fuel pump?

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Yes it could be a transmission issue. It could also need a tune up or have a plugged catalytic converter. Any check engine lights on?

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Yes, the check engine light is on. I haven't checked it in a while but the last time I did it was a code for the catalytic converter.

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Well there you go. It's probably a plugged converter. When they get plugged it's literally chocking the engine. So when you go up a hill the engine cant "breathe" like it needs to. Take it to a REPUTABLE mechanic to make sure that's all that's wrong with it

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And don't delay. TransAm77 is right, I just want to add keep driving with a plugged cat and you will do more damage to your engine= cost

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