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Old 08-06-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question car jerking right after shifting??

i drive a 2001 s2000 and occasionally after i shift and step on the gas pedal the car jerks. i have to let off the gas for about 2-3 seconds before i can accelerate normally. any suggestions??
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:32 PM   #2
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i drive a 2001 s2000 and occasionally after i shift and step on the gas pedal the car jerks. i have to let off the gas for about 2-3 seconds before i can accelerate normally. any suggestions??
Sounds like a clutch/pressure plate/cable problem...get that all checked out cause it sounds like something is taking too long to do its job...checked the clutch fluid??
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:11 AM   #3
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could just be you're letting the clutch out too quickly as well.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:48 AM   #4
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could just be you're letting the clutch out too quickly as well.
What he said is that he has to let the clutch sorta engage, meaning its taking it too long to grab from what I can assume...could be a lot of things maybe even a worn disk

Original poster: does your clutch feel like its not grabbing well on starts? or letting go in the high RPM?? letting go i mean that you go to say 7000rpm, and instead of accelerating the car just feels like its spinning the motor in neutal
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:07 AM   #5
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Sounds to me like Clutch Judder....
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:35 AM   #6
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What he said is that he has to let the clutch sorta engage, meaning its taking it too long to grab from what I can assume...could be a lot of things maybe even a worn disk
no... he never mentioned the clutch

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Sounds to me like Clutch Judder....
or kangaroo hopping as we call it down here.
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no... he never mentioned the clutch


or kangaroo hopping as we call it down here.
lol...I was actually reffering to a fault. But now you mention it, Kangaroo hopping could be the problem (we call it that, too)
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:42 PM   #8
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yeah i think thats probably what it is...lol im releasing the clutch too quickly.. sorry ive just started driving manual about 2 weeks ago... ><

whats clutch judder/kangaroo hopping???
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yeah i think thats probably what it is...lol im releasing the clutch too quickly.. sorry ive just started driving manual about 2 weeks ago... ><

whats clutch judder/kangaroo hopping???
By clutch judder I was reffering to a fault on the clutch plates that cause the clutch not to engage properly, and instead of a smooth 'take-off' the car judders away instead. Kangarooing is when you hop away, like a kangaroo, due to releasing the clutch too quickly etc. It's usually related to inexperienced drivers or learner drivers.
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haha yeah i think im kangarooing then. so i just need to release the clutch slower right?
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yeah i think thats probably what it is...lol im releasing the clutch too quickly.. sorry ive just started driving manual about 2 weeks ago... ><

whats clutch judder/kangaroo hopping???
well there ya go
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haha yeah i think im kangarooing then. so i just need to release the clutch slower right?
Not necessarily. It sounds like you need to get the ballance of gas/clutch better.....slowly would work too if you feel more comfortable though, lol.
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haha yeah i think im kangarooing then. so i just need to release the clutch slower right?
short answer, yes.


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well there ya go
well.... lucky he didn't follow your "advice" then.
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Sounds like a clutch/pressure plate/cable problem...get that all checked out cause it sounds like something is taking too long to do its job...checked the clutch fluid??
well mis-diagnosed.
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