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    Jerking problem

    Hey, I bought a 98 wrx wagon last year and it has been running sweet until one month ago when it started to jerk through the gears.

    The engine is pretty stock other then a pod filter and a b.o.v. Throughout all the gears if I'm just cruising it will start to jerk almost as if the engine is hesitating. It's really annoying and if I give some accelerator it pulls fine. It's only when I'm trying to maintain a steady speed that it sort of bucks.

    I'm wondering if it's the clutch or the engine? Any help would be appreciated
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    I used to have a jerking problem, but I found a good support group and now with weekly meetings I am able to keep it under control.


    Seriously though...I would wonder if the BOV was leaking or causing problems. Do a search man, they're a bad first mod for your car. Even if it is something not related to the BOV, replacing the BOV with the stock valve will yield better performance and help eliminate one variable that is usually associated with hesitation/poor driving characteristics.
    Last edited by Timdog1650; 06-10-2008 at 04:22 PM.

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    Yeah I put the standard valve back on and it didn't make any difference to the bucking.

    And I did join a support group... but seeing all those old men just made the problem worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-wack123 View Post
    Yeah I put the standard valve back on and it didn't make any difference to the bucking.

    And I did join a support group... but seeing all those old men just made the problem worse.


    I would take a look at your mass air sensor, plug wires, spark plugs, fuel filter, and possibly run a bottle of injector cleaner through the gas tank. It could be something in the transmission but more than likely it's a problem in one of the engine systems. There is a link in my sig. about how to troubleshoot hesitation...it's 02/03 specific but is worthwhile for any model car.

    Are there any trouble codes saved in the ECU?

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    Cheers bro I'll have a look. Thanks for the help

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