There could be a pinhole air leak in the fuel line somewhere, or somehow a very large air bubble interrupted flow of fuel to the engine. (Did the problem start right after a fuel filter change? Check to be sure the filter was seated right and the hoses are on tight!) When my TDI acts up, I turn over the engine for 10 seconds, then let the battery rest for 10-15 seconds, then turn it over again and repeat until the line's reprimed with fuel. Sometimes this does the trick but not for a true fuel leak- only when I have enough of an air bubble the the engine can't quite work past it easily, or when the fuel's been drained out of the line for some reason (fuel filter change, etc.) It helps if you have a friend who can watch the clear fuel line as you crank the engine. If you see a few bubbles in there - no big. But, if you see a big bubble, or the bubble's not disappearing and fuel isn't coming down the line at all (the bubbles that are there aren't moving) or..worse yet, the line is white, not diesel-fuel yellow you may have a fuel pump problem. Does the car throw any error codes? Is your Engine Light on? You can get a handheld code reader for about $40 online. http://www.etoolcart.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=4308
first check for a clogged fuel filter then look at the fuel pump.
I expect the motor to sputter to life any second, now... The clerk was so exasperated, he could only sputter.
i had my fuel regulator replaced to stop those reactions
My camero doesn't sputter ever, even when you accelerate.
its a electronic piece in the key push ron area in the steering collum the key rod connectes it to complete the electric curcuit circle if it cracked it will cause it to shut down and restart by itself..
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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.
water in fuel
It could be numerous things. From a bad fuel pump, for bad spark plugs.
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.
Check the 1989 Honda Accords timing. If the engine has jumped time then the engine will buck and sputter.
Could be tune up time.
Cause it does
Try disconnection your MAF ( mass airflow sensor ) and if it doesn't sputter when you accelarate, it means your sensor is gonzo.
There are a few things that can cause a 1999 Dodge Dakota to sputter. For example, the battery may be malfunctioning or the park plugs can be going bad.
Figure It Out - 1997 Sell and Sputter 1-4 was released on: USA: June 2012
Have you checked the catylitic converter? Had a Datsun B210 that had the same symptoms. Took the converter out and the honeycomb would clog after 20 - 30 minutes driving. Just a thought!
check your gas filter
check for tune-up. chack mass air flow meter.
will the transmission causes my 1999 ford expedition to bog down & sputter when accelerating the 4.6liter engine.
A Cavalier can sputter do to a number of things. Cars sputter due to bad spark plugs, bad compression, broken engine mounts, or even a failing catalytic converter.