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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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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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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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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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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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