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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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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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Helicoiled spark plug
A helicoil in a spark plug hole of the aluminum cylinder head was installed in the past due to a spark plug threads in the cylinder head came out during spark plug removal or the spark plug blew out of...
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Acts like out of gas.sputters dies then runs sputters and dies.gas in it fuel pump working smells like carbon,hot
This may be a result of a faulty oxygen sensor. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in...
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My MAP sensor failed I replaced it then it failed again in one day
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. This issue is not the MAP sensor, but rather the mass air flow (MAF) sensor. This sensor is usually missed unless the computer sees it malfunctioning. Most of the time the MAF will get...
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High speed bogging down
Engine misfires can be caused by a list of problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. The primary culprits are simple – spark or fuel – usually manifesting in spark plugs, plug wires, the coil(s)...
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Sputtering and stalling
Hello. If the issue returned after the spark plugs were replaced then it may be possible that there is an issue elsewhere. Aside from bad plugs, other issues with the ignition system, such as a faulty ignition coil or spark...
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Sputtering problems
Hello. Engine sputtering and performance issues can be caused by many things. If you have already replaced those components then I would move on to looking at a few other things. Issues with the ignition, engine management, or fuel systems...
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My truck is running rough
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a wide variety of issues. Problems with the fuel, ignition, or engine management systems can all cause the symptoms you are experiencing. If the symptoms only appear when driving above...
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Sputtering issues and voltage gauge reading 0 on the dash.
Hi there. Check all of the wiring from the alternator to the battery and power source box (fuse box). Make sure that all of the connections are in the right place and make sure that the wires are not corroded....
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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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Reduced engine power, possible vent valve solenoid malfunction.
Hi there. Typically the issue you're describing could be related to the EVAP vent solenoid, but I wouldn't rule out the EVAP canister purge solenoid. When this component is damaged, it can cause similar symptoms you're experiencing with your 2005...
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Why is my car sputtering? 2005 Saturn Ion
Hi there - a car that sputters may have an ignition misfire, or a fuel supply issue causing this behavior. You mentioned the Check Engine Light is on - getting the problem codes is task #1. The problem codes will...
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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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Car likes to make a chugging noise when accelerating up a steep hill. It usually happens around 55 mph.
Hi there: In many cases, when your Malibu begins to struggle when you're climbing a hill it's more of an indicator of fuel system issues; such as a clogged fuel injector nozzle or dirty throttle body. It could also be...
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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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My engine has a rough idle. It spits, sputters, and stalls out. Could it be a bad injector?
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Yes an injector could cause an engine to spit and sputter or even stall out. Injectors over time can become dirty from the contaminate in the fuel tank that when passed the fuel...
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Car sputters and has weak power after new spark plugs and ignition coil were recently replaced
There are actually several possible causes for the engine to sputter. It is possible for there to be a vacuum leak, a faulty oxygen sensor, a catalytic converter that is starting to show signs of failure, or even a possible...
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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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