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What is making the car sputter?

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Answered 2006-08-13 18:00:31

Could be a misfire, which means one or more cylinders are not firing. This could be caused by any number of reasons, from spark plugs to ignition wires to a bad fuel injector. Does it only happen when it is cold? does it shake at idle? It needs to be properly diagnosed, starting with a scan of the computer for trouble codes and sensor values. Guessing and replacing parts that may be good will be much more expensive that the cost of a professional diagnosis. spark plug wires, plugs , coil, injector, etc. Another problem that is commonly overlooked when every engine component seems fine, is a dirty or bad mass air flow sensor.

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