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Offline MontyB

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Mazda 6 2.2D jerky under steady low RPM ‘cruise’
« on: July 20, 2020, 11:22:40 am »
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I have a 2015 Mazda 6 2.2D tourer which has done 60k. Under a light, steady, throttle setting when travelling at speeds below 40mph, the car makes a bucking/jerking movement. This only seems to happen in 2nd or 3rd gear and stops when any acceleration is applied. Anyone got any ideas or had the problem themselves? I’ve searched the forums but can’t find anything that matches mine.

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Re: Mazda 6 2.2D jerky under steady low RPM ‘cruise’
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 07:15:44 pm »
Sounds to me like you are not using enough revs for the gear selected. It's sounds like the car is close to stalling.    If as you say it is ok after increasing the revs, then basically you are trying to use too high a  gear at such a low speed.   Change down, or as you have already found out, accelerate.
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Re: Mazda 6 2.2D jerky under steady low RPM ‘cruise’
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 09:59:30 am »
Will,

It’s definitely not that I’m afraid! 30mph in 3rd on a flat, level road at a constant speed isn’t putting the engine close to stalling.