Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car sputtering

asked by on

The car is sputtering. I think it is either the throttle position sensor, oxygen sensor, or the fuel filter.

A: Hi there. A sputtering vehicle is usually a...

Hi there. A sputtering vehicle is usually a loss in fuel pressure or not enough fuel pressure being delivered. A certified mechanic can run a computer diagnosis in order to precisely diagnose your vehicle’s sputtering problem.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Acts like out of gas.sputters dies then runs sputters and dies.gas in it fuel pump working smells like carbon,hot

This may be a result of a faulty oxygen sensor. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in...

Q: What should I know about winter tires and chains?

Driving in the winter requires that you take certain steps to ensure that you’re safe on the road. One of the most important things to do is to make sure that you have the right tires mounted: Mud and...

Q: 1994 Chevrolet Camaro won't stay running

Hi. Since you have a bunch of aftermarket equipment, it's difficult for me to help you much without inspecting the vehicle firsthand. If the vehicle won't stay running, that means it either isn't getting spark or doesn't have the correct...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...