Hi, I am contacting you so that I have some knowledge of my car's problem before I go to the dealer and they try to rip me off. I have a 2000 Buick CenuturyCU with only 47,600 miles. I constantly go for oil changes and take care of this car.The car has started to jerk when I step on the accelerator. Then it rides smoothly.Any ideas? Thanks.
Country: United StatesMake: BuickModel: Century CustomYear: 2000Engine: 6 cyclinder
Hi,does the check engine light blink on and off when this occurs? Is it not on at all or on steady?does this occur at all speeds, or only when taking off from a stop?does it occur whether engine is cold or warmed up?
I need to to downstairs to check.....so please wait a minute.
Hi,ok, no problem
Hi Again, ERic, No light on dashboard I drove car around complex, starting and stopping and it was fine.It basically happened in stop and go traffic and continued for maybe 1/4 mile til I got home even though I speeded up a little. Then I came home. Sorry I can't give you more details.
Hi,Common problems to cause this range from engine misfire(plugs/wires/coil), faulty fuel injector, fuel filter or fuel pump, or possibly a faulty TP sensor on the throttle body. I wish I could narrow down to just one or two things, but the symptoms in this case can be one of several potential causes.Please note, your Deposit doesn't constitute a payment. Please click the ACCEPT BUTTON to complete transaction or ask for more help. Positive feedback is always appreciated. Bonuses are welcome. Please note that if you have a subscription service you still need to click the accept button, however you are not charged again. Thank you.
I forgot to tell you that no lights came on while I was driving when this happened. Would that change your answer at all?
Hi,no, still will be the same for the answer
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These are the last questions I will bother you with and also, thanks for your expertise. At least now, I don't feel so dumb.1. Do you think I should wait til the problem happens again before I take it in somewhere? Will a mechanic be able to see the problem? We have lots of young ones around where I live.2. Please, please tell me that you don't think it's the transmission!