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Sputtering like crazy!!

The car is acting like it's not getting enough gas or air. It sputterswhen driving and doesn't go pass 50 mph. then it just starts goingslower. What could be the problem?

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  • nufuns May 11, 2010

    At night look under the car to see if the cat is glowing after a good drive, it may be clogged.

    It could be the position sensor

    Fuel filter or pump

    Mass airflow meter

    Start from the cheapest and work up......Good luck


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I had a very similar problem we had a timing belt issue.
the car would not go over 50 and would sputter horribly.
We replaced all the belts and it has been fine since
I had replaced many other things before this one was figured out including two fuel pumps (ouch)

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