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Car fluttering car started fluttering while driving, rpm started jumping up and down. gas was added, drove fine the rest of the way home. next day car turns over but won't start.

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Car is fluttering. I was driving and the RPM's were jumping up and down and I was losing power. At the stop light, the car acted like it was going to die. When I tried to go, it felt like I was losing power again. The yellow engine light was on when the RPM's got too high.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    i have a 2001 chevy cavalier the code p0440 is detected the car starts fluttering when under pressure and rpm guage goes up and down while maintaining a constant speed



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Your issues could stem from numerous issues. Check out the following website sign up and you can search for electrical problems mechanical issues etc. Exploded diagrams included.

TAUAHERE78 your issue can could be a timing belt jumping teeth could be a bad fuel pump. could be clogged fuel filter. etc. Is it giving any engine codes etc.

Guest: Your issue could be timing belt as well. or bad coil check the above website and do some troubleshooting or bring it in to dealer

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