Q: I just recently took my car in to the shop and they said my radiator had a leak in it and my valve cover was broken so they fixed

asked by on December 17, 2017

My car stutters after getting my radiator and valve cover fixed

My car has 99000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you are having a misfire after the valve cover was replaced you may have got some oil into one or more spark plug holes from the valve cover leaking and is causing one of the ignition coils to misfire. Have check engine light scanned to see which cylinder is misfiring and replace coil and spark plug.

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