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Q: Car sputtering upon acceleration.

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My car sputters upon acceleration. It is also getting bad gas mileage.

A: There are a lot of issues that could cause ...

There are a lot of issues that could cause the symptoms you are having, from a faulty mass air flow sensor to a clogged catalytic converter. I suggest you have your vehicle inspected by a trained mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic.

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