check the cadallidic converter
Put in a new fuel pump, it will save the time wasted on everything else
The Synonym for sputtering is stuttering.
Usually a sputtering muffler means that a new catalytic converter is needed. The sputtering sound is the car misfiring.
There are a couple of reasons why a Nissan Pathfinder could be sputtering. The sputtering can be from bad gas or a bad fuel pump.
You can watch this animation to understand the principles of sputtering and especially magnetron sputtering. The main difference between magnetron sputtering and other sputtering methods is the application of magnetic filed around the target in order to energize argon atoms for bombarding the target. Using magnetic field leads to trapping electrons in the magnetic filed created around the target which enhances plasma. This results in higher ionization of Argon atoms and bombarding rate that finally increases deposition rate. http://www.heraeus-targets.com/en/technology/_sputteringbasics/sputtering.aspx
The engine began sputtering and then it went dead.
it could be running on only two or three cylanders
I sometimes sputter when I'm nervous. Please reword the question and tell me what year and engine and describe what you are doing with the car when "sputtering" occurs. Would help if you can think of additional description of what you mean by "sputtering".
Why is this question not asked...................why is my 2004 ford escape spitting and sputtering .
If a car is sputtering at high RPMs, the fuel pressure needs to be checked. If the fuel pump can't keep up, this will cause sputtering. Also, the car should be checked to make sure the valves are adjusted properly.
Check your air box connections. You hjave a vacuum leak somewhere.
Have the engine tuned.
Dirk Onderdelinden has written: 'Sputtering of F.C.C. metals' -- subject(s): Ion bombardment, Sputtering (Physics)
This is happening to my car right now and Im just getting the car idling fixed. It can't be for sure, but your car may need the idling checked.
stuttering, sputtering, fluttering, cluttering...
You go to a mechanic!
One reason why your 1994 Nissan Altima could be sputtering at an idle is because of your spark plugs. It could also be caused by the idle sensor.
generally too rich somewhere. if sputtering 1/2-3/4 needle is too rich. if sputtering at wot, main jet is too rich.in generalsputter=rich, BOOWAHH sound=lean
Uttering, muttering, fluttering, cluttering, and sputtering.
It needs a tune up.