Q: Sputters on start and high idle. Also sputters on acceleration.

asked by on February 04, 2017

Burning rich high idle sputters on star and acceleration

My car has 280000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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Check the spark plugs and wires as they are not working properly. The spark plugs are not burning the fuel or the fuel injectors are leaking. A leaking fuel injector or failed spark plug or wire will cause the engine to sputter. If you need further assistance with your engine sputtering, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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