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My 89 Honda Civic DX, Manual, all of the sudden started sputtering like it\*s making popcorn. I added fuel injector cleaner, and water remover for the gas, and checked the spark plugs. It still runs, but poorly, is it my fuel injectors?
My 2003 Acura MDX recently began experiencing an engine problem that can be characterized by normal operation for a few miles and then sputtering until the engine begins to miss and will not go at all and acts as if it is in neutral. This same pattern is repeated if the vehicle is turned off and then the same problem occurs again. Do you have any ideas as ...
I have a 97 Ford Explorer. One day I went to start it and it would not start. It was not the battery. A friend came over sprayed gasoline into something near the engine and the car started. It has been running ever since with some noise coming from the fuel tank. It is not sputtering or lacking power. It accelerates immediately after coming to a ...
I have a 95 Dodge Caravan. It cranks fine, it does not act like it is not getting gas, it actually runs pretty good until I hit about 51 to 52 miles per hour. When I get over 50 it starts jerking and sputtering, surging like it is not getting enough gas, or power or something like that. as soon as I lower the speed back to 50 it goes away and runs normal. ...
Out of the blue all of the sudden my 2000 Audi A6 Quattro started sputtering or jerking and seems like it is not engaging the first gear or something. I have to extremely slowly press the gas to get it going, then once it is out of first gear it goes fine... just don not stop...lol. Anyway, is that the transmission? would I have to replace it? or... ...
my 1996 jeep cherokee 6cyl.4.0L,"Has a hard time starting when cold. change plugs,wires and tune-up.when it starts,no stallings,sputtering,mis-fires,engine runs excellent..turn off engine for an hr....hard time starting. the only problem is;starting when cold...
i was driving my car for twenty minutes one day and then it drove like the distrubitor was wet sputtering and losing speed. after it died i started and it idles just fine until i stepped n the gas it would die so it sat for a week and i changed the whole distrubitor rotor cap and now i can't get it to start i can get it to spudder once like it will start ...

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