View Full Version : car is sputtering at low rpm's...pissed considering i just put in a shit load of $$

08-12-2010, 02:39 PM
ok so about 2 and a half weeks ago i dumped about 2100$ into maintenance :
Timing belt
Serpatine belt
new tensors
new pulleys
synthetic oil change
inner tie rods
outer tie rods
wheel alignment
upper radiator hose and lower hose.
water pump.

its a 2.8 with 150,000 miles so i figure with all this maintenance i wouldnt have to worry about it for awhile.

now just about a week ago i was in second gear at about 1,500 rpms...and i stomp on the gas and my car started sputtering like it was about to stall out. now it does it everytime i try to accelerate from under 2k rpms. ?!?!?!? i dont know a shit load about cars so i was wondering if anyone could help me out....rarely it will make a noise under the driver seat while the sputtering occurs.....maybe something with the exhaust? o2 sensor? idk...

08-12-2010, 07:50 PM
Got any codes?

Seems like a misfire to me. Maybe plugs, wires, or coil pack. I'll be there are some codes though.

EErie B6
08-12-2010, 07:53 PM
or someone broke a vacuum line

08-12-2010, 08:07 PM
check the gapping on your plugs. check/clean you MAF sensor.