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Stick shift, gets up 2.5k rpms and spits and sputters. Check engine light calling for O2 sensor.
Hi, thanks for writing in. The problem you describe could be a catalytic converter that is beginning to clog up and not allow the exhaust to flow freely. This will actually cause the vehicle to "choke" on the exhaust pressure...
Engine coughs and stumbles at start up
This is a common sign of a failing idle air control valve. As you may know the idle air control valve regulates the flow of air into the engine at idle or low speeds in order to maintain the proper...
Just replaced spark plugs and wires in my car and now it sputters at an idle in park.
Hello and thank you for your question. To check the spark plugs, simply remove one spark plug at a time and place it on the ground somewhere away from the engine's belts and away from the spark plug hole. ...
Car will run for 30 min then die and will have no spark
Hello there. Many potential issues can cause your 1999 Chrysler Town & Country to shut off after 30 minutes. You have done well in replacing the plugs, wires, and coil pack as these are likely culprits. The most common...
Car spits an sputters like it's misfiring if I accelerate too fast. But does fine any other time
Hey there. The first thing I would check would be the fuel pressure. But there are several possible causes for this condition. There could be a vacuum leak, the engine may need a tune up, or any number of other...
My 1988 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has power in reverse but spits and sputters with hardly any power in drive.
Hello and thank you for your question. Sounds like the manual valve is out of adjustment and the transmission is applying the forward and reverse input clutch at the same time. This will cause the issue you are having. You...
My car sputters and the Check Engine Light starts flashing after it rains.
When the Check Engine Light flashes, this can mean that the catalytic converter may be flooded with fuel and that a fire hazard exists. Because your car is sputtering, I believe this condition exists for you. When a car sputters...
Stalling at red lights, and sputters sometimes when I press the gas.
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. This valve is controlled by the...
My car just spatters and shuts down while driving...I have changed gasket, fuel pump, spark plugs but it still failing.
Hello and thanks for your question. With your vehicle cutting off during driving and sputters when driving there could be a few things wrong. I don't know what gasket you replaced, but replacing the fuel pump and spark plugs are...
The car engine runs erratically when it is cold, then runs just fine after the car warms up after a while.
There is a few things that would need to be checked on the vehicle before a diagnosis could be made. You may need to have the vehicle checked when the vehicle is stone cold to get the computer readings of...
Car starts then sputters off
This may likely be a fuel supply issue such as low fuel pressure or a faulty throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor is a unit used to monitor the throttle position of a vehicle. This sensor relays the position...
Sputter when idle
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on or near your intake manifold that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
Just bought ran good 100 km now stalls at Red lights
This may be a sign of a failing mass air flow sensor, a failing idle air control valve or potentially a clogged catalytic converter. As you may already know, the catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants...
My car periodically starts with a high idle.
This is a common sign of a failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
The car takes about 5 cranks to start and once it does start the car jerks and only idles at about 500 rpm
This is a fuel supply problem. Fuel pressure will be the key indicator for which component of the fuel system isn't performing as needed. Check to be sure the fuel pump relay is good, and the fuel pump is running...
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...
why am i loosing power, spits and sputters then is fine.
Hello. It sounds like you may have several different problems with this vehicle. The starting issue sounds like you may have a failure in the fuse box or in the starter relay, most of the time though it is caused...
Is it dangerous to drive your car with spark plugs misfiring?
To answer your question, yes it is unsafe to drive you car while you are having a misfire. I have provided an article written by one of our professional technicians below.
Car has been randomly sputtering/hesitating when driving on the road.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Bad fuel or too high of a fuel rating will cause a sputter problem. Fuel that has been sitting for a while and is not regularly added by fuel trucks will have excessive...
Engine acts like it misfires occasionally during regular driving or while giving it gas - 2002 Ford Mustang
Hello there, intermittent misfires can have many different causes on your 2002 Ford Mustang. The most common cause is the spark plugs, so it is good those where replaced first. Other potential causes would be a fuel injector, coil, vacuum...

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