fiatpunto w reg

my car keeps jumping when im driving more so when i change into 2nd gear but still does it a little in other gears does anyone know what it could be please

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Depends on what you mean by "jumping". The commonest interpretation is one or more cylinders firing intermittently (assuming a petrol engine). In which case remove and inspect the plugs, they may be bridged by black oily carbon deposits If the plugs are clean and light brown/tan then get the HT system checked, what needs checking depends on the year.
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thanks for that thought it was something to do with plugs
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Apart from the plugs, which are a good guide to engine problems and poor running, HT problems can cause jumping if the plugs aren't firing, or at the wrong time.
If the engine has an ECU then there are some essential sensors, and a few less essential sensors. The main sensors are the oxygen/lambda sensor, the air flow MAF or MAP sensors, the crank position sensor, and the throttle position sensor. These drive the fuel metering and ignition system.
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what does ecu mean? my car is a 2000 model, i changed spark plugs and was running fine but its started jumping again the other day. if im parked up with engine running the rev metre slightly goes up when it does it
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Engine Control Unit - an electronic processor unit that takes its input from several sensors and its output meters the fuel and plug firing (ignition timing). Sensors include crank position lambda (oxygen) correct mixture sensor. airflow (needed to determine fuel air mixture) MAP or MAF being Manifold Absolute Pressure and Mass Air Flow respectively. inlet (ambient) air temperature engine temperature (has it warmed up) Condition of the plugs tells you a lot about the engine and how it is running. The first 3 sensors, crank, lambda, airflow are the most important, if any of these is on its way out you will have problems. The two temp sensors won't stop you getting home, or the engine running after a fashion, but if faulty need replacing.
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