Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Fluttering and bogging out when accelerating

asked by on

Bogs out when in reverse and flutters and bogs out when accelerating until about 30mph

My car has 118000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. Fluttering and bogging can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few common causes are issues with the fuel, ignition, or engine management systems. If there is an issue with any of the components, such as the idle air control valve, the fuel pump, or an ignition coil, the engine may experience performance issues. If the Check Engine Light is on, I would start by retrieving the trouble codes, as they will likely shed some light on what the issue may be. Otherwise, I would start by checking out the idle air control valve and then the fuel pressure. If you would like to have this checked, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the stalling problem so that this can be corrected.

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

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: Will a duramax fit in my truck?

This is not a simple swap. There are several things that would have to be modified for this to work. The motor itself is an entirely different motor than the 5.3 Vortec that your truck would have come with and...

Q: Brakes or transmission causing my vehicle to not speed up. It feels like something is dragging.

Hi there. This sounds like the rear brakes on your vehicle are not adjusted right or the brakes are in need of service. The rear brakes on your vehicle are producing a brake drag after the brakes are applied, and...

Q: Where is the transmission mount on a 2002 Chevrolet cavalier 2.2?

The transmission mount is located on the back side of the transmission attached to the sub-frame. You will need a jack to support the transmission to remove the mount. If you need further assistance with your transmission mounts, then seek...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.