Why does my car sputter and hesitate at idle?

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Why does my car sputter and hesitate at idle?

I thought maybe it was that Sock thing clogged thats attached to the pump causing a problem in a specific operation range. -I should note that the car is running extremely lean regardless of the pressure of fuel going in according to my wideband. It is reading 18-20 AFR at idle .

Can a bad throttle position sensor cause idle surging?

Idle surging can be caused due to other issues in the car, but if it happens in conjunction with other throttle position sensor symptoms, the culprit is often the TPS. At idle, the ECM will not get the correct information and the throttle will variate randomly causing idle surges. 3) Check Engine Light

What causes the Check Engine light to turn off at idle?

At idle, the ECM will not get the correct information and the throttle will variate randomly causing idle surges. The check engine light will randomly turn on and off even if the car is running smoothly without any jerks and stalling.

What causes a car engine to sputter with low fuel pressure?

If your fuel pressure is too low, there is definitely something wrong with either the fuel filter or the fuel pump. If there is a leak around the intake manifold or at the hoses from the intake manifold, it may cause a too lean mixture, which will cause your car engine to sputter. The easiest way to find this is to use an EVAP smoke machine.

I thought maybe it was that Sock thing clogged thats attached to the pump causing a problem in a specific operation range. -I should note that the car is running extremely lean regardless of the pressure of fuel going in according to my wideband. It is reading 18-20 AFR at idle .

What causes engine hesitation on a Dodge Charger?

The engine hesitation on your Dodge may be created by problems in one or more components. In most cases, a bad throttle position sensor (TPS) fails to signal the engine computer about throttle operation.

Why does my Dodge engine stall when I start the car?

Other causes may be bad or worn out components in the ignition secondary system, causing the engine to accelerate poorly and even stall. These steps will help you inspect these components and solve the hesitation problem on your Dodge vehicle.

How can I tell if my Dodge engine is still running?

If you do not have the schematic for your particular vehicle, check the three wires at the sensor. The other lead on the meter should touch your vehicle ground. The voltage that remains steady as you manually open and close the throttle is your supply wire. You should read about 5 volts.

What causes the idle speed to go up or down?

The idle air control valve is programmed to regulate and maintain the engine idle speed at a constant rate. If the valve fails or has any issues it can cause the idle speed to be thrown off. This may result in an unusually high or low idle speed, or in some cases a surging idle speed that repeatedly climbs and falls. 2. Check Engine Light comes on

What causes idle surges on a car ECM?

Idle surging can be caused due to other issues in the car, but if it happens in conjunction with other throttle position sensor symptoms, the culprit is often the TPS. At idle, the ECM will not get the correct information and the throttle will variate randomly causing idle surges.

If your fuel pressure is too low, there is definitely something wrong with either the fuel filter or the fuel pump. If there is a leak around the intake manifold or at the hoses from the intake manifold, it may cause a too lean mixture, which will cause your car engine to sputter. The easiest way to find this is to use an EVAP smoke machine.

The idle air control valve is programmed to regulate and maintain the engine idle speed at a constant rate. If the valve fails or has any issues it can cause the idle speed to be thrown off. This may result in an unusually high or low idle speed, or in some cases a surging idle speed that repeatedly climbs and falls. 2. Check Engine Light comes on

Why is my Chevy Silverado running rough at idle?

Really, your Silverado will be running rougher at any RPM, but a misfire will be most pronounced at idle. Spark Plug Wires – While not every model and engine combination of vehicles today comes with spark plug wires (a lot are now coil on plug), if your Silverado happens to have them, they can go bad and cause a rough idle.

Why does my golf cart stutter when accelerating?

If your cart seems to run fine for a few feet, and then it stutters, it is most likely the batteries. If it is not the battery, then check if it is the speed controller or the resistor. If it is the controller, then you will need a replacement. Otherwise, upgrading the resistor can also solve the problem.

Why does my car hesitate when I step on the gas?

When you go to step on the gas pedal to accelerate, you will suddenly feel like the power has been lost in the engine for a couple of seconds. Instead of going faster by stepping on the accelerator pedal, the speed will be reduced. The vehicle may even stumble entirely during these seconds. This is what it means when the car engine hesitates.

Why does my car stumble when I Turn on the ignition?

3 Basic Causes of Stumble As with engines before the days of Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), stumble had two basic causes- incorrect ignition and incorrect fuel/ air mixture for the required operating condition.

What are the symptoms of a Saturn’s series failure?

ALL of them failed, if you still own one of these cars and it hasn’t been replaced, it has failed. Symptoms include hard starting, rough idle, temperature gauge not working, awful fuel economy, poor performance, and stumbling, among many other things. This sensor has at least something to do with almost everything the computer does.

Why is my fuel pump not working on my Saturn s?

This is caused mainly by overdrawing from the 12v socket, or high power aftermarket accessories drawing from the same circuit. There will be melted plastic around the fuse. The radio, chime module, dome light, 12v socket, and fuel pump are on this circuit. You will probably know about it when the fuel pump stops working.

What was the biggest problem with Saturn cars?

This one is universal, and the single biggest cause of problems with these cars. Saturn experimented with making these out of plastic, it was a huge failure. ALL of them failed, if you still own one of these cars and it hasn’t been replaced, it has failed.

Why does my Ford Focus sputter while driving?

I have a 2003 Ford Focus and it started sputtering a month ago. I’ve put gas treatment in and if I keep a full tank it’s fine, but once it gets around half a tank it sputters. Now it sputters the whole time you’re driving at low speeds and has started jerking along with the constant sputter.

How to diagnose a faulty idle control valve?

A quick look at a faulty idle control valve on my Ford Escort 1.8 Ghia. The symptons will be very similar across every Car, especially Ford. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS3ZBv… Obviously do not even attempt this replacement if you are not a competant mechanic. Loading…

What should my idle AFR be on my car?

-I should note that the car is running extremely lean regardless of the pressure of fuel going in according to my wideband. It is reading 18-20 AFR at idle . Should be 14.7 like it was before, I haven’t changed any tuning with HP Tuners and I know that my injector constant is correct.

I have a 2003 Ford Focus and it started sputtering a month ago. I’ve put gas treatment in and if I keep a full tank it’s fine, but once it gets around half a tank it sputters. Now it sputters the whole time you’re driving at low speeds and has started jerking along with the constant sputter.

Idle surging can be caused due to other issues in the car, but if it happens in conjunction with other throttle position sensor symptoms, the culprit is often the TPS. At idle, the ECM will not get the correct information and the throttle will variate randomly causing idle surges. 3) Check Engine Light

At idle, the ECM will not get the correct information and the throttle will variate randomly causing idle surges. The check engine light will randomly turn on and off even if the car is running smoothly without any jerks and stalling.

Idle surging can be caused due to other issues in the car, but if it happens in conjunction with other throttle position sensor symptoms, the culprit is often the TPS. At idle, the ECM will not get the correct information and the throttle will variate randomly causing idle surges.

What causes a 1994 Chevy C / K 1500 to bog down?

– CarGurus 1994 Chevy C1500 5.7 bogs/backfires when I give it gas. My truck bogs down (and tries to die) when I give it gas to accelerate off of a stop. There is often a backfire or two when this happens. Pumping the gas does not help. I basically have to crawl through any intersection until it picks up a bit of speed from idle. The truck

Why does my Chevy Truck start and idle?

Not sure why this test caused a better and longer gas flow than the above test of just putting the ignition in the ON position and seeing how much gas comes out of the line before the fuel filter. Last test says to start the vehicle and remove the relay.

Why does my car hesitate when I press the gas?

So when the stoplight turns from red to green, you punch the gas pedal, hoping to sail through the intersection a little, um, faster than usual. But instead of moving when you hit the gas pedal, your car hesitates. Juuust long enough for every car behind you to honk, flip you the bird, or angrily swerve around you.

Why does my Chevy truck sputter when I accelerate?

The engine starts and runs fine, when I leave for or from work. But when I accelerate out of the parking lot it hesitates and really sputters. If you try to accelerate more it backfires a few times and then takes off like there’s nothing wrong.

Why is my GMC Sierra 1500 stalling and dying?

There is no code given. Have changed the injectors, timing, fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel pump, map sensor, cooling temp sensor on front of block, rebuilt the tbi, air idea valve. None of this hasite helped. The truck starts and dies. Have to give a little gas to keep running. While driving have to 2 foot it so it won’t die.

What does it mean when your car is sputtering and popping?

Here we go again. acceleration Sputtering and popping was the first indication of trouble with mine (see: Another one not running ). I’d be cruising on the highway and step on it and it would cough and sputter and then clear up. Made me think of carbon’ed up plugs and I dismissed it at that.

– CarGurus 1994 Chevy C1500 5.7 bogs/backfires when I give it gas. My truck bogs down (and tries to die) when I give it gas to accelerate off of a stop. There is often a backfire or two when this happens. Pumping the gas does not help. I basically have to crawl through any intersection until it picks up a bit of speed from idle. The truck

-I should note that the car is running extremely lean regardless of the pressure of fuel going in according to my wideband. It is reading 18-20 AFR at idle . Should be 14.7 like it was before, I haven’t changed any tuning with HP Tuners and I know that my injector constant is correct.

What are the symptoms of a bad Vortec Spider injector?

Symptoms of Bad Vortec Spider Injectors 1 Misfire engine codes (P0400-P0406 and P0300 codes) 2 Long starting, hard cranking 3 Poor idle and running at low-rpm’s, but fine at high rpm’s

Why is my Chevy Vortec 4300 V6 leaking fuel?

In the L35 and LF6 engines, the spider injectors are known to leak at the pressure regulator and at the supply and return lines due to a design fault. Outside of leaking fuel onto the exterior of the engine itself, it can cause excess fuel to get sucked into the engine.

What kind of central port injection does a Vortec engine use?

The L35 and LF6 Vortec engines from the mid-90’s to early 2000’s had a “central port injection” setup which is known as the “spider”. The spider system uses a central pump with 6 tubes connected to it that lead to each of the 4.3L vortec cylinders.

Why does my car sputter when I Turn on the engine?

The fuel filter ‘s job is to filter the fuel going to the fuel injectors and then enter the engine. A clogged fuel filter can cause the engine to get too low fuel pressure or cause a clogged fuel injector. Low fuel pressure will cause the engine to run very leanly, and therefore it may cause the engine to sputter.

Symptoms of Bad Vortec Spider Injectors 1 Misfire engine codes (P0400-P0406 and P0300 codes) 2 Long starting, hard cranking 3 Poor idle and running at low-rpm’s, but fine at high rpm’s

In the L35 and LF6 engines, the spider injectors are known to leak at the pressure regulator and at the supply and return lines due to a design fault. Outside of leaking fuel onto the exterior of the engine itself, it can cause excess fuel to get sucked into the engine.

Why are the Spider injectors leaking in the L35 engine?

The spider system uses a central pump with 6 tubes connected to it that lead to each of the 4.3L vortec cylinders. In the L35 and LF6 engines, the spider injectors are known to leak at the pressure regulator and at the supply and return lines due to a design fault.

Can a Chevy C / K 1500 run at idle?

There is often a backfire or two when this happens. Pumping the gas does not help. I basically have to crawl through any intersection until it picks up a bit of speed from idle. The truck idles smoothly, and it runs fine once it’s above about 5-10mph or so. If moving at a picking up the speed.

Why is my 5.7 liter GMC sputtering on acceleration?

If it’s flopping around, it’s bad, time for replacement. Two potential issues would be improperly heat treated distributor gears (there was a batch of them though they should have all been used up before ’99, you never know), and just general wear in the upper part of the distributor (common once they get up in miles.)

What does it mean when a car starts and idles?

It starts and idles like it is brand new. You can start to rev it up and o ce it hits a certain RPM it hangs there and backfires/sputters/pops/bangs/throws fire out the pipe. I pulled the plug and it was BLACK.

What does sputter, idle, hesitation under load mean?

Well, I have been having the same problems that many of us on here are having with an iradic idle, hesitation under load, and sputtering up to like 3000 rpm. My idle was so bad it started dieing on its own.

There is often a backfire or two when this happens. Pumping the gas does not help. I basically have to crawl through any intersection until it picks up a bit of speed from idle. The truck idles smoothly, and it runs fine once it’s above about 5-10mph or so. If moving at a picking up the speed.

What causes a 5.7 liter GMC to sputter?

Two potential issues would be improperly heat treated distributor gears (there was a batch of them though they should have all been used up before ’99, you never know), and just general wear in the upper part of the distributor (common once they get up in miles.) Edited by JeremyB on 05-05-11 03:19 PM.

Why does my Chevy Impala have a shudder?

Nothing changed, teh shudder was still there. About a year ago EGR code 32 started showing up intermittently. For some reason, I was sure it was rather electrical problem since the valve was clean as whistle, plunger moved smoothly and the diaphragm was intact.

What’s the 32 code on a Chevy Impala?

See, it took many years before 32 code even was set. Even a valve with shot diaphragm did not set any code. So, if you have shudder, replace that part with known good one. It is a 10 minute work on these engines. I’ll find my three-year old post about shudder and will add this comment there too.

When does Chevy Impala engine hesitate during acceleration?

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Nothing changed, teh shudder was still there. About a year ago EGR code 32 started showing up intermittently. For some reason, I was sure it was rather electrical problem since the valve was clean as whistle, plunger moved smoothly and the diaphragm was intact.

See, it took many years before 32 code even was set. Even a valve with shot diaphragm did not set any code. So, if you have shudder, replace that part with known good one. It is a 10 minute work on these engines. I’ll find my three-year old post about shudder and will add this comment there too.

Why does my Cavalier stall at a stop sign?

I have a 2004 cavalier and when I am stopped at a stop sign the car acts like it wants to die, I have to put it in park and push in on the gas so it dosen’t die. I changed out the fuel filter and air filter. anyone have any ideas on what it can be?

What kind of problem does my Chevy Cavalier have?

Have a 97 Z24. Came out to the car after work, wouldn’t start. Good battery, had headlights, windows, no radio, no signal lights. My brother is a mechanic. He met me at work and traced the wires. There is a gray wiring harness / connector on the driver side under the air intake tube.It must have 16-24 wires going in and out of it.

What’s the problem with my 90 Cavalier Z24?

Hey everybody my 90 Cavalier z24 automatic its v6 fuel injected has some problems. First to start i changed spark plugs and did a throttle body cleaner. heres the problem. The car starts and idles a little high a little above 1000 rps.

I have a 2004 cavalier and when I am stopped at a stop sign the car acts like it wants to die, I have to put it in park and push in on the gas so it dosen’t die. I changed out the fuel filter and air filter. anyone have any ideas on what it can be?

Have a 97 Z24. Came out to the car after work, wouldn’t start. Good battery, had headlights, windows, no radio, no signal lights. My brother is a mechanic. He met me at work and traced the wires. There is a gray wiring harness / connector on the driver side under the air intake tube.It must have 16-24 wires going in and out of it.