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    Default Car Shudders

    My car seems to shudder during acceleration. It appears to be more of a problem the more I press on the gas. Its a 1.6i Zetec Escort. If I control the amount I press the gas its OK, but as soon as a press it down over a certain amount it shudders, even more so when I'm trying to get up hills.

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    Default Re: Car Shudders

    my mums car, which is also a 1.6 escort, used to do this. she had the clutch and gearbox replaced. it now runs fine

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    my gearbox runs funs, and so does my clutch. At least it appears to
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    Default Re: Car Shudders

    It could be a timing problem as the engine is placed under strain. You could be getting misfires ie one of the cylinders is not firing at the correct time. Does it sound different when just revvin you engine? (Probably sounds normal)
    Do you get any pinking noise from the engine during hard acceleration.
    Have you checked your spark plugs? look at the colour (shouldnt be oil black or corroded)
    Try changing you spark plug leads.

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    Yes, the jerking is proportional to how hard I push down the accelerator, if i accelerate lightly the jerking is much less of a problem. I will have a look at the spark plugs as soon as I find our how to. LOL
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    Default Re: Car Shudders

    i would also check your engine and gearbox rubber mounts for splits or damage i have had problems with these

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    Default Re: Car Shudders

    Yup, just did a full service on it and now it runs spot on!

    Woohoo. CHeers for the help guys.

    REMEMBER TO DO A REGULAR SERVICE ON YOUR CARS PEOPLE! (unlike me)
    Mladen

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