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Ask Smithy Xtra VW Polo a jerker

Asked by Ty Vujasinovic

My 2001 VW Polo hesitates and jerks when accelerating from stop, but runs normally once the road speed is reached. The fuel injectors have been cleaned and the fuel pump and filter are new. What could the problem be?

Answered by CarsGuide

17 Nov 2010 Carsguide.com.au

It’s breaking down under load, i.e., acceleration, so check the ignition system, that’s coils, leads and plugs, and make sure the fuel pressure is correct.

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