Having problems with your 2004 Chevrolet Malibu ?
Car jerks first it was while shifting down now its both any ideas
\015 My classic jerks, first it was while shifting down now its both any ideas?\015
Sounds to me like it could be your timing belt. It happens alot it manual cars, especially when you tend to drive hard and at high RPM's. Check it out.....it could save u alot of money
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Car jerks first it was while shifting down now its both any ideas
Sounds to me like it could be your timing belt. It happens alot it manual cars, especially when you tend to drive hard and at high RPM's. Check it out.....it could save u alot of money ... 2004 Chevrolet Malibu
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