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Old 01-29-2008
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sputtering

this morning my truck started to sputter. i drive an 03 xlt 5 spd 4.0 sohc. well i was coming to work this morning as i was trying to speed up it would sputter for like a min then take off does anyone know what causes that?
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When was the last time you changed your spark plugs and wires? How about your air filter?
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i have a brand new airaid air filter with a cover on it to help keep out dust and air and water and all that. the last time i changed the spark plugs was about 7 or 8 months ago and i change my oil around every 3000
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what about your plug wires? if there is a bad wire it could cause it.

You could also have bad gas.


All in all, there are numerous problems that could cause "sputtering"
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Clean your MAF. Might help.

My daughter developed a problem like that and I ended up having to replace hers.
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alright ill have to look into that thanks guys
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I agree. If it did it momentarily then I'd look at the MAF and possibly not enough fuel being supplied when commanded.

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