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Old 19 Jul 2015, 02:47 pm
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Default Jerking and bucking @ 3mph

Lol, it's me again.
I know my pt is always struggling with something

For about a month, my pt jerks and bucks when I'm trying to ease to a stop(stop and go traffic is a beast) I was thinking about changing the transmission fluid and filter, b/c I don't recall doing that when I got the car years ago.

I saw in another thread, someone discouraged doing that if your car is having an issue. That makes me wonder, how do I go about this? I'm trying to find a mechanic I trust (I sued a mechanic over a faulty timing job and won. Another mechanic I used after him, was rude and over priced)

It's like the car is prematurely breaking @3mph...if that makes sense. When the car is on and in neutral, even if I'm on a hill, it won't roll back, if the car is off and in neutral, it will. I have to always give my car gas just to reverse.
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Old 19 Jul 2015, 03:47 pm
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Default Re: Jerking and bucking @ 3mph

Is your engine light on? If so what are the engine trouble codes? If you don't have a OBDII Scan Tool you can take it to some auto parts store and they should be able to do it for free.
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Old 19 Jul 2015, 03:47 pm
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Default Re: Jerking and bucking @ 3mph

In my humble opinion, it sounds like sticking brake calipers. Either that or the emergency brake is stuck in the on position.
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Old 19 Jul 2015, 04:29 pm
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Default Re: Jerking and bucking @ 3mph

My check engine light isn't on, so there's no codes.

I'll have to check my brakes.
thanks for the suggestions.
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