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My 99 Oldsmobile Alero started sputtering with and heater hose near firewall was leaking coolant Pulled over then half hour later drove back to house with no problems then car is parked and sputters when accelerate Think its fuel filter clogged but why leaking hose at same time Is there a connection with the two

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With the heater hose leaking and the engine missing I suspect an overheated engine from loss of coolant or pressure . It may be a blocked filter but I would expect a constant loss of power at rpm's.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014

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SOURCE: Car sputters when you accelerate

is the engine lite on? if a misfire shows, and the plugs are new, could be coil or wires. how does it idle? maybe air leak between mass air flow sensor and throttlebody.

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SOURCE: 2004 dodge stratus leaking coolant

there is a temporary fix for this until you can get it replaced, you will need 4 washers wide enough to fit around the lip of the upper half. Remove the 4 bolts holding the outlet and place the washers on the bolts and tighten down lightly enough to prevent leakage, this will fix it on a temp bases only until it can properly be repaired.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: my jetta sputters sometimes when im driving

I had a very similar problem with my 1999 jetta. Was it raining outside? Was your front grill wet or soaking? It is possible it is a crack in the ignition coil. The water would get into the ignition coil and cause the engine to 'jump' sputter out, die and the engine light wuold come on. Other than that, i don't know. I hope this may help you.

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Get the codes checked.This will tell you what cylinder is causing the problem.If the wires and plugs didn`t help then you probably have a bad coil.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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SOURCE: Losing coolant from the reservoir but cannot see

my '01 Jetta had a similar problem. I could always smell coolant and the bottle was always low. I crawled under the car and there it was..a caked on mess of pink antifreeze. There is a plastic intersection 3 way valve where the coolant temp sensor resides. it has 2 bolts and a rubber o-ring. Because it is plastic, it cracks. it drips down onto areas which are really not visible from above and then sizzles and melts onto areas under the engine. The part was only about $25, took 30 min to install and my problem is now fixed. Air was getting into the system through the small crack in the valve further complicating the system operation.

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  • Read more: How to Replace the Heater Core in an Oldsmobile Alero | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4590629_replace-heater-core-oldsmobile-alero.html#ixzz0uQeICxug

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