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Sputtering even while driving, the vehicle will sputter - as if it's not getting enough (fuel, power, or air), with a jerky motion. this only happens while driving around 40-45 (any faster or slower seems to ignore the effect.)

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  • Patrick Dec 12, 2012

    just pulled the air filter out, and its covered in oil? WTF???

  • Adrian Jaramillo
    Adrian Jaramillo Dec 15, 2012

    check pcv valve for vacuum. if has vacuum, check beaher tube for restiction. if okay, problem is internal rings not seating. could be caused by lack of oil changes. need more info? let me know

  • Patrick Dec 19, 2012

    rotor, distributor cap and a sensor cost $160. Labor was $170. quick fix...



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Low fuel pressure, plugged converter,fuel filter, air filter, several tings could cause this problem..?? service light on??

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SOURCE: no power, sputtering, backfiring

Replace fuel filiter, and ignition wires..

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: engine sputtered, then died. Towed home. I

Might be fuel pump, or filter is pluged up, best to chg. filter and then do a fuel pressure test.

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SOURCE: RPM sputter while driving

good chance one of your fuel injectors is fouled or not working, it will also cause computer not to lock torq converter. usual culpret is cyliner #6

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SOURCE: my 2000 gmc just shut off while driving

check fuel pump relay, is fuel present at motor 

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SOURCE: From red light truck started sputtering and and stalled out

Hello. The GMC Sierra has an electric fuel pump so you should ensure that its fuses and relays are working before checking it. You may need to clean your fuel pump or replace it if your gas tank is not empty, but your vehicle has difficulty getting fuel. The GMC Sierra comes in a variety of styles and trim levels that can affect the replacement fuel pump you choose.

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Im having problems after ive driven the vehicle for about 45-60min. Then it will start to sputter and die out. It will crank and even start up sometimes but will then die out before I can get it into gear...

The fuel filter you change every 3 or 4 years
so you should know when that was done & that
is not your problem
A a bad fuel pump maybe but not related to the
getting up to operating temp then acting up
Your going to need professional help
You only change parts after you learn how
they work & how to test them & they fail
Can't pretend we are in the 1960's anymore
these vehicles are to hi tech & parts expensive

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Sputters after driving a few minutes, tries to stall out.

1st move is to ck the fuel PSI & emissions. Possible cooling system cause.Scan computer & check sensor readings & the emissions readings are the first moves. Check spark plugs, ignition spark etc. Good luck

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Ok.. I got in the car this morning.. went to the store & the car started to sputter .. when i went to 3rd gear it sputtered like it wasn't getting gas??

Maybe the gas gauge is not correct and it did run out of gas?? Otherwise read the following.


The Engine and Automatic Transmission (not applicable to manual transmissions) in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM and TCM (Power Train Control Module, Transmission Control Module). When a problem like this or other drive-ability related problems occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM. Also always check fuel pressure for correct spec for your make and engine type.

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My 1994 grand marquis spits & sputter when the engine is cold. Also sometimes loses power after it's left ideling too long sometime I don't have enough power to get up hills we replace the

If the check engine light is not on, I doubt there is much you can do.
It sounds like one of the engine temp sensors or one of the other sensors. The engine temp sensor and the intake air temp sensor tell the computer what the outside air temp is and the coolant temp which allows the computer to regulate the amount of fuel going thru the injectors. Generally if one of the sensors has failed the check engine light should be on.
It could be low fuel pressure too.
You may have to have a shop check the sensors with a scanner and the fuel pressure with a gauge.

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1995 Saturn SC2 sputters

pull spark plugs check if any are excessively white or have a mineral deposit. This would indicate a head gasket problem. Also check the oil stick & cap for milky substance,also indicates head gasket. Another thing to check is pull the ignition coil off clean up the rust to get a better ground. Basic tune up changing the plugs & wires, filters ect may solve the sputtering.

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Service engine soon light stays on . check gas cap , air filter . now engine is sputtering when im going between 45 to 50 mph.

you need to have the codes pulled from the computer to be able to tell what the problem is,if you continue to drive the vehicle you can cause serious trouble and the problem maybe something simple to repair now before more damage is caused.the sputtering could be bad ignition components or fuel filter plugging or even a bad fuel pump.

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From red light truck started sputtering and and stalled out

Hello. The GMC Sierra has an electric fuel pump so you should ensure that its fuses and relays are working before checking it. You may need to clean your fuel pump or replace it if your gas tank is not empty, but your vehicle has difficulty getting fuel. The GMC Sierra comes in a variety of styles and trim levels that can affect the replacement fuel pump you choose.

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When slowing down & stopping 2005 Mazda tribute sputters and dies

Sounds like it could possibly be a vaccume problem, the computer sees that the vaccume has a low pressure and thus fludding the engine, or visa versa, it's seeing too high of a pressure and cutting the fuel comsumption to a minumum enough to make the engine sputter and die.. Does this happen when the cars in Netural or Reverse or Park? Just Drive?

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The car sputter and bucks when taking off.

has the fuel filter been changed ? if not it is time to change it reguardless . and tune up? this sounds like a fuel filter change it and see what happens also if no tune up and air filter then it is time to have that done as well.

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