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Sputters on initial startup and again also 15-20 minutes after shutoff and restart

Sputters when trying to accelerate on initial startup and also 15-20 minutes after car was shutoff and restart. Sputtering last for approximately 5 minutes before engine smoothes out and until it is shut off for about 10-15 minutes then the same process starts again. What are my possible troubles.

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Fuel pump, clogged fuel injectors, bad gas.... could also be a timing problem among other things depending on what you mean by sputtering.... my advice find a shop that will diagnose the car for free( like AAMCO). hope this helps :)

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