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What makes a car sputter?

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2011-05-29 15:05:05
2011-05-29 15:05:05

A malfunctioning battery can't provide enough power to your ignition system when the motor is idling can cause sputtering. If there is not enough gas, that can cause your vehicle to sputter. If the spark plugs fail to fire will also cause your vehicle to sputter.

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