I have a '98 Z24 that's been giving me problems for some time. My
current problem is with jerky acceleration when accelerating hard (for
example when merging into high speed traffic on a highway or freeway).
The acceleration seems fine at typical lower city speeds (like
accelerating from a red light, etc). It also seems to be worse in the
I didn't think it was much of an issue when it first started happening,
so I left it (thinking it was maybe bad gas from the gas station I
usually fill up at). Then one day on the way home from work the car
basically died on the side of the road. The dealership said the
ignition cassette was shot and needed to be replaced (apparently only
two cylinders were firing). The catalytic converter also needed
replacement as a result.
About a week after those repairs, the jerky acceleration started again.
I took it to a different dealership who said the fuel filter was
completely plugged and that this was the cause of the problem. It was
replaced, and the car seemed to run fine for a few more weeks.
This morning, it started again! The problem is frustrating the heck out
of me. I can't trust the vehicle any more, as I don't know when it
might 'die' again. I'm thinking there might be a bigger problem at play
here and the dealerships have just been fixing symptoms.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!!