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I'll try and explain this as best as possible, so please bear with me.

So, while driving at a consistent speed on the street or freeway my car is usually right around 2600/2700 RPM, and it seems like there's this really small threshold where if I put just a little more, or little less pressure on the gas pedal the car shudders or jerks. It feels similar to when you put a car with a manual trans in a high gear at a really low speed, how it jerks when it's gonna stall, but milder and quicker. It also does it when I have the cruise control on. Any info is greatly appreciated.

1998 Forester "S" with an automatic trans.
 

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Check your spark plugs. I had a damaged plug and it would do the same when accelerating. Felt almost as if fuel cut was happening.
 

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When you say damaged plug, what was damaged about it? Was it carbon fouled?
 

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Same problem with 2006 MY07 XT

I'll try and explain this as best as possible, so please bear with me.

So, while driving at a consistent speed on the street or freeway my car is usually right around 2600/2700 RPM, and it seems like there's this really small threshold where if I put just a little more, or little less pressure on the gas pedal the car shudders or jerks. It feels similar to when you put a car with a manual trans in a high gear at a really low speed, how it jerks when it's gonna stall, but milder and quicker. It also does it when I have the cruise control on. Any info is greatly appreciated.

1998 Forester "S" with an automatic trans.
Hey Noobaru,
How did you go with this problem? I have a 2006 MY07 XT Auto that is doing the same thing. Tried explaining it to subaru several time and have not been able to resolve it. I have tried new plugs and even had the timing belt and bearings change and still have the same bloody problem.
Cheers
 

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I had something like this for a long time and it's very irritating. Have a look at my post "jerky on the overrun" in the 2.0 turbo engine section. I think I finally have closure and quite cheaply too:woohoo:
 
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