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My 97 deville sputters when you press on the gas

Could you tell me what may cuase it to sputter?

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  • arugent3d Jan 18, 2009

    i put premium in it. i dont think it would be that.

  • arugent3d Jan 30, 2009

    i need to get a tune up in it. But when i press on the gas it feels like a pause then it feels like its trying to grip the ground. Like when its icy on the road and you feel your tires start 2 grip the pavement..that's what it feel's like..i just hope it isnt my transmission. but yu kan hear it sputter when its park..so mayb its just a misfire with 1 of the sparkplugs or something

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Start by putting Lucas fuel stabilizer ,this will remove water in the tank and stabilize bad gas. It also cleans injectors some what. If this doesn't work move on to your fuel pressure regulator and make sure u have good injectors. Also replace fuel filter, easy to do with the purchase of a five dollar tool at any parts store.

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Plug wires are a likely culprit. Of course this means fouled plugs as well. That was the case with mine.

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Quit feeding it that cheap gas
good luck ray

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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    RAY CRAZE Jan 18, 2009

    WHEN IS THE LAST TIME U TUNED IT UP

    TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT IT'S DOING

    RAY

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