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When i stay at 40mph, i can feel it jerking. even on the…

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When i stay at 40mph, i can feel it jerking. even on the freeway, i can feel it slightly

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

Toyota solera, 2001 v-6

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Solara yourself? What have you tried so far?

The only thing i haven't done yet is the plugs and wires

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?

Yes i have. it feels like a hesitation in power, maybe i bought some sea foam and put it in fuel tank . it kinda helped but not really

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Would it have anything to do with maybe a bad alternator?

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Toyota Mechanic: Gabriel Grey, Auto Service Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello, I hope you are doing great today. My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to assist you with this.

When the car starts jerking does it feel like a misfire? Does it get worse under a load such as driving uphill? Do you have a check engine light on?

Depending on the mileage, the spark plugs are pretty common to foul on these and cause misfire issues, so I would recommend checking them out and replacing as needed.

An alternator will usually not charge actual driveability issues, if it was a bad alternator you would be getting a battery light on and the vehicle would be shutting off due to a lack of charging

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