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my car is misfiring
The DME is a possible failure for the misfire for your 2002 BMW M3. A complete pinpoint test for the codes would need to be done to rule out anything like coils or plugs. Your shop replaced the plugs and...
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Engine sputtering
Hi there, thanks for writing in. There are a lot of possible causes of this. Most of the time it is caused by a fuel system issue. When you get smoke like this it is usually caused by excessive fuel...
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Check engine light
Hi there, Thanks for taking time to write in about your 2010 Mini Cooper. The cause of most engine sputtering in today's modern cars is not fuel-related, but problems with the O2 sensors or other minor electrical gremlins inside...
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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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Car sputtering.
You need to have the car checked for a fuel leak at the fuel filter and the fuel system. The fuel filter has been known to leak if the filter is not a factory replacement. An aftermarket filter man not...
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Car sputtering while idling.
There could be a number of issues that can cause this concern. If the issue only occurs after the engine has warmed up. A problem in the electronic throttle control actuator either in the motor or one of the sensors...
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Car sputtering when idling
Since the check engine light is on that means that the computer is seeing a problem. I typically start by scanning the computer for codes. This will give me a starting point. From what you are saying it sounds like...
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Car idling rough
A rough idle indicates that your engine is misfiring. There are many reasons why a car would misfire. It could be a bad ignition coil or spark plug. It could also be a bad control module or wiring issue. If...
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Car sputters in every gear after 1st, won't accelerate as quickly, and has a solid check engine light.
The first thing to check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under...
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Why is my 2004 Honda Civic sputtering and dying after the oil was changed
Hello. This can be caused by a lot of different things. It can be from the oil issue. That could have resulted in an internal engine failure or an issue with the variable valve timing system. This system uses oil...
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'72 Mach 1 with 351C. Runs, idles, revs in park. Sputters, chugs and coughs in Drive. Any suggestions?
Check for proper advance of ignition timing. In particular, verify that advance curve you observe matches factory spec. Measure fuel pump output/pressure against factory spec. If engine compression is good and balanced, apart from timing check and fuel pressure check,...
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2014 lincoln mkz 3.7L When slowing down it gives a bit of a sputter type jerk .. when on the Freeway went to merge gave it has an
If your vehicle is turbo equipped, you might notice a hesitation on acceleration under certain conditions. As far as the sputtering is concerned, that is an engine controls issue that would have to be looked into. The air fuel ratio...
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Engine sputters when accelerating. Eventually will lose all power and I have to pull over. Replaced fuel pump and filter
Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to the various components and systems that can cause these symptoms, there will need to be several tests and inspections to determine the issue. The vehicle needs to be scanned for diagnostic codes...
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Car almost stalled, steering wheel locked up, all lights on dashboard came on, pushed gas pedal and nothing happened.
Hi there. When the engine is stalling and sputtering, this is an indication that the fuel system has lost pressure. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot and if its clicking on when the key is...
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When I rev my engine, it sputters.
Hi there. It seems that your issue is the fuel pressure regulator has failed. The fuel pressure regulator is designed to adjust the fuel pressure to the injectors after the fuel pump pushes the fuel to the rail under max...
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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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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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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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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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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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