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Old 08-04-2003, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Car jerks in first gear and sometimes in what ever gear while driving

My car will jerk violently in first gear if i dont let the car idle for a little, also in other gears sometimes.
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what car what motor
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Old 08-04-2003, 07:33 PM   #3
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99 civic b18c
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Old 08-04-2003, 08:19 PM   #4
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you sure it's not just the dropping/raising of idle during normal high idle clutch engagement.

My car bucks like a F*ck when it's warming up if I don't over gas the crap of it and feather the clutch...

If this is your problem you may want to consider tightening your motor mounts...

Is the warm-up idle rough?
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it only happened if i dont let the car idle for a little. Then sometimes after i get on it, it will jerk a little in higher gears like third fourth and fifth. not as dramatic though
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Default Re: Car jerks in first gear and sometimes in what ever gear while driving (ekhybrd)

Is it a misfire? Does it misfire under a load? Do you know what it feels like when an engine is misfiring because a faulty ignition component? Check your spark plugs, plug wires and rotor/cap.

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it's because the idle is higher than normal so when you put in the clutch it's reving at a higher rpm then you're used to so if you shift you are gassing it the same as if it were at normal idle speed... so it bucks a little... you can give it more gas and let the clutch out a little more slowly and it won't do it... that or let the car come up to temperature...

It happens more with cars in need of a tune up... so if you're behind on any of the normal maintanance items you may want to go ahead and catch up.
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do you think the the distutor sub assembly could have something to do with it? my car is throwing a code 8 right now( well only when i get on it sometimes) so its stored in the ecu
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It could be but generally it's just a general out of tune symptom..

that code is your tdc sensor which you don't really want to go... I'd replace the dist.
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i was told i just need to replace the sub assembly, i just put a brand new 250 dollar ignitor in there and its still acting GAY!!!!!!!!! Today during the middle of the day that **** was acting weird like 3/4 power, you think heat has something to do with it at all?
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the ignitor won't fix the tdc sensor or the dist... sounds to me like you need a new distributer...

heat could have something to do with it but not the most likely thing... a brand new ignitor shouldn't malfunction do to heat... although it's certainly not operating at peak...

the code you're throughing indicates you need a new dist.
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you cant just buy the sub assembly? i have a msd 6al ignition could i use the the distributor cap on the new sub assembly or distributor?
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