Best Answer

idle set too low, adjust the fuel to air mixture on a carb vehicle.

if fuel injected, your injectors may need cleaned.

Kadius1964~blog me.

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why does Car idles fine but in gear sputters and jerks?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

1986 Mustang starts up fine when you put it in gear then jerks and dies?

get a 1966 one there better!

Pontiac sunbird stalls in gear but idles just fine?

Mine did this and I found out it was the timing belt that needed to be changed.

1992 pathfinder idles fine no power under load when put in gear?

Could be clogged converter in the exhaust system..

You put your car in gear the front end shakes but idles fine?

Sounds like a motor mount or a transmission problem.......

Why does my Auto transmission jerks in 2nd gear?

i have a 2002 saturn ls2. my transmission jerks in first and second gear and when i put on breaks. what should i do?

When in first gear your car sputters what does it mean?

Time to get a new car!

Why does my 2004 Xterra stall when put in gear It Starts idling at 1200 rpm after 15 min it idles down and drives fine?

Look for a vacuum leak.

I have a 350 Chevy motor in my truck It starts fine and idles fine but when I put it in gear it stalls Wondering what the problem might be?

if you got an automatic depending on what gear it is you may need a 2800 or 3500 rpm stall in your torque converter call a transmission shop if that's it they will help you

Why would a 93 ford temp starts and runs fine but when put in gear it sputters?

Needs a tune up? Bad EGR valve maybe? Vacuume leak? Hard to say.

What is wrong with my 2003 silverado it idles rough and will go dead when put in gear?

its most likely your idle control sensor. if you replace it the truck should run fine.

What would cause a 1992 Mazda 929 to sputter and have no power when put into drive gear but idles fine?

You may have a faulty coil. Check mass air flow sensor

Why does your 1995 dodge ram start fine rev fine but put into gear jerks heavy and dies?

It could be that the converter is locked. In order to fix this problem the transmission needs to be taken out and the seals and torque need to be replaced.