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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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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 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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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