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1995 BMW 325I is sputtering.
The E 30 can be a great driving car, but at 20 years old, It can have just about anything wrong. The self-diagnostics on the car are not very sophisticated, so you will have to do a systematic diagnosis. Making...
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Oil pressure dropped and the engine is trying to stall but only when the transmission is in gear and at operating temperature.
Hi there. Check the oil pressure sensor on the engine. Look at the wiring harness to the sensor and see if harness is burned or loose. If the harness looks normal, then you would need to take a mechanical oil...
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Sputtering, loss of power, and check engine light came on.
Hi there. Check to see what type of fuel you got for your vehicle. The LS 460 is required to have a minimum of 91 octane. If the octane was less than 91 or really high of 95 to 99,...
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I turned on my car but it kept turning over and wouldn't start. When it caught, it sputtered and turned off.
Hi there. Check the fuel system for any leaks. If there is no leaks, then go to the fuse box under the hood and locate the fuel pump relay. Check the relay and see if it is clicking when you...
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Why does my engine sputter when accelerating on my 1992 Honda Accord.
Hello. There are a lot of possible causes of this on your vehicle. If this occurred right after the oil cap was left off then it is possible that the engine oil level was low and caused some damage or...
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engine sputtering in the rain and having a harder time starting in the cold recently
Consistent occurrence of poor operation during periods of high humidity is a clear sign of current leakage in the ignition system. Such leakage can occur as moisture provides an unintended path to ground on the high tension spark plug wires...
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Engine noise and has no power. It spits and sputters.
Hi there. Sounds like the fuel pump is not working in your vehicle. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is clicking on when the key is turned on. If the relay is working, then turn the key...
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2001 cavalier sputtering while driving.
Hi there. Try pumping out all of the fuel from the fuel tank and filling the tank up with fresh fuel. If the water remover was put in the tank and the vehicle started to run a little better, then...
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RPM sputtering
Hello. Engine sputtering can be caused by a wide variety of different issues. Anything from a problem with the vehicle's fuel system, to a vacuum leak, to a bad sensor or ignition coil, can all cause sputtering and other performance...
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Car sputters, shakes, and check engine light on
A good first step that you can perform is to check the engine for air leaks. Any rubber boot, bellows or vacuum hose that is allowing air to leak in can affect the way the car runs. Whether or not...
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security system is disabling fuel, runs rough, sputters, kills, and hard to start.
Hi there. If your vehicle has a aftermarket car alarm, you can always remove it from the vehicle. If the alarm is factory, then you will not be able to remove it, but you can repair it. It seems as...
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My 03 blazer was driving fine and all of a sudden it sputters then quits and has not started since. The fuel pump hums....?
Hi there. To start a vehicle, the electrical system, composed of the battery and starter, turns the engine over. Once running, the engine requires a constant flow of gasoline and good spark to keep that fuel igniting. If gasoline is...
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Car sputters when accelerating. Not the spark plugs checked those. Now where do I go from here
Ignition coils will fail and cause a sputtering or a misfire, but there could be other issues as well. Since the car is a 96, you might be able to retrieve trouble codes that will tell you which cylinders are...
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O/D light flashes,car bucks, brakes seizing, and sputtering.
Hi there. Check the transmission and see if there is an oil leak. If the transmission oil is full, then there could be an issue inside the transmission causing the vehicle to sputter as the overdrive clutch is engaged. I...
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Okay, my car is sputtering while driving and then jerks. Then after about 10 to 20 miles it cuts off when I come to a complete stop.
Sounds like the fuel system is being interrupted when you are driving. Check the following: There could be a clogged fuel filter. If enough particles accumulate in the fuel filter the pressure at the fuel rail can get low...
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My car starts in the morning with a sputter.
The noise could be either an ignition coil misfiring and causing the engine to stall on a cylinder making the engine sputter or the engine is sputtering with an injector that is sticking until it get hot as it maybe...
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My 2008 650i is sputtering and the check engine light is on.
Hi there. If the engine light is on and the engine is sputtering, then you will want to check the following areas to locate the source. Check: There could be a leak in the exhaust system The seals or...
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Car is not running riight
Hello, thank you for writing in. While the vehicle is so new, you may want to look into any warranty that you may have, and get the vehicle inspected by whomever is responsible for that warranty. If you are not...
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2008 Ford Mustang GT Stalls after warm up as if it ran out of gas and won't restart until engine is cooled
The issue is the fuel pump relay on your fuel system. The fuel pump relay is getting hot and shutting off the fuel pump. Then when you shut off the engine and key to the ignition switch, the fuel pump...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 180,000 miles. As I'm driving it starts to sputter but still going the speed limit.
Sounds like the crankshaft position sensor is loosing connection when driving. Check the harness to the crankshaft position sensor and see if there is a loose wires or if the contacts can be loose when pushed against. The harness could...

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