Could be in need of a tune up Could have moisture inside the distributor cap Could be in need of a carburetor rebuild
The chain can not backfire. If it is installed off time it can cause a backfire, which could conceivably damage a starter.
There could be condensation in the distributor or possibly a worn camshaft. It is also possible that the carberatuer needs to be cleaned or rebuilt.
It could be numerous things. From a bad fuel pump, for bad spark plugs.
Yes, that is one of many possibilities.
could be a bad plug
Yes it would.
engine backfire during cranking.
could be a bad battery wire
timing is off or firing order is off
Out of time, or spark plug wires installed on wrong plug.
I expect the motor to sputter to life any second, now... The clerk was so exasperated, he could only sputter.
There are multiple things that could cause this, your best bet it to take it to a mechanic and let them check it out.
Try replacing the fuel filter. if you have 50,000+ miles on the car, and your fuel filter hasn't been replaced, that could cause your car to sputter, backfire, and race while it's idleing. your sending unit in the gas tank could also be going bad, but i'd try replacing the fuel filter first, it's way cheaper and easier than dropping a gas tank and then finding out that wasn't the problem.
The vacuum system on a vehicle serves many purposes. A cracked air hose could most definitely cause an engine sputter.
look to see if your intake manifold is gummed up with residue
There could be a few causes for a car to spit and sputter on acceleration. One common cause would be the engine not getting enough fuel, so it could be a problem in the fuel line, fuel filter, or fuel pump.
Several things could make a carburetor backfire. The engine could be out of time. the carburetor could have a stuck float, or the engine could have a stuck valve.
A car could sputter in the rain if the car needs new seals. There could also be a spark plug or wire that needs to be replaced.
Out of time. Possibly worn cam chain has jumped a tooth.
Could be tune up time.
A motorcycle jerk or backfire can come from the choke not shutting off completely, the fuel jets might be clogged, a gasket or seal may be broken. Valves that are out of adjustment could also be the problem.
wrong spark plug wire configuration. Check to see if two are backwards.