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Problems on start of going

When I start out driving sometime my car acts like it does not want to I give it gas to go but it starts to cut out or what i call a cough

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  • Karen Qureshi May 19, 2008

    Help pls!

  • Karen Qureshi May 19, 2008

    when accerating it wants to choke up

  • Karen Qureshi May 19, 2008

    when accelerating the car starts choking up

  • Karen Qureshi May 25, 2008

    I am this fixed the problem it caused the car to die afterward this scared me and i wondered if I did the right thing by putting this in the gas tank... It seems to be ok now but it cause other lights to turn on and finily they went off and the car still has a bit of the same problem not as much as before



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Hi, When was the last time your car was serviced?
It sounds like it could be either a dirty fuel filter or it could even be blocked injectors.
If you go to a car repair shop, you should ask for Red-x or a similar product, tell them what you are after is a Fuel Additive.
This product- You pour it into your fuel tank and it will clean the hole engine and all the injectors.
This is a common problem with petrol injection engines and also diesel, so using this product will benifit the engine and should solve your problem!!
Let me know how you get on and if you need further assistance just let me know as i have been a mechanic for 11 years!!

Posted on May 20, 2008

  • paul proctor May 27, 2008

    Hi, sorry its been a while but went away for few days as its bank holiday here in uk.
    First is your car diesel or petrol?
    What you put it the tank should clean out all the injectors if your still having the problem then it could be that the fuel filter needs replacing as this can cause the problem also.
    Also does your car have a turbo?

    The other problem you might be having is with the ECU this is the engine management for the car now the only way to test this would be by a garage as you need a special machine that will test this.
    This could be causing your problem but if the problem has improved when you used the cleaner in the tank then it could just be that your car needs a good service and hopefully solve your problem.
    Please get back to me with the questions ive asked as it helps me track the problem down for you.

    Its just difficult for me as the car isnt in front of me so ill do my best to help you the best i can ok speak soon



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