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2005 mazda tribute: accelerating..jerk..slowly..fuel injector cleaner

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have a 2005 mazda tribute, works fine when cold, when it gets warmed up, particularly when accelerating it begins to jerk. if we let off the gas and slowly reaccelerate it seems to be fine. we have tried fuel injector cleaner with little or no effect. could this be fuel filter or fuel pump or something else
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 years ago.


does the engine light stay on??if so,can you give me the computer codes?

how many miles is on the suv?

tell me all you can


Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no check engine light is not on, has about 90k miles. it is a manuel transmission. acts like jerking as if you popped the clutch, but as i mentioned above if you let up on the gas , then slowly reaccelerate it seems ok. once warmed from a dead stop you have to really rev the engine to keep it from jerking we thought once it may be a timing belt but just dont know. now think it may be fuel filter or pump. thought perhaps fuel but it doesnt matter how full or empty the tank is . have ran 2 bottles of fuel system/injector cleaner and doesnt seem to be any better. thanks for your help.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 years ago.


the first thing to do here is a complete tune plugs,wires/boots and fuel filter...any of these could cause your problem,,and with 90k,it is due,,,,i would think that sense the engine light dont come on,,this will fix your problem


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