5 REASONS WHY IT HAPPENS
A sputtering engine is never good news because it’s a major indication that there’s a problem. While it can mean that your car is simply out of gas, there are a few other, costlier reasons it might be puttering.
Oftentimes, the fuel injectors get clogged up when the engine is burning gas, producing carbon as a natural byproduct. When your fuel injector becomes clogged with carbon, it isn’t able to spray enough gas into the engine’s intake manifold or cylinders, which causes sputtering.
When a catalytic converter fails, it doesn’t properly convert poisonous carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. If there is a problem with your catalytic converter, your engine may overheat or sputter.
Your vehicle’s oxygen sensor is responsible for letting you know just how much fuel should be passed through to the engine. If the fuel amount is too much or too little, the engine may begin to sputter.
MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR
Your mass airflow sensor tells you how much air is in the engine. Just like the oxygen sensor, the engine will sputter if there is too much or too little air.
Spark plugs are an integral part of your engine. They are responsible for helping to ignite the gas and air within your vehicle’s combustion chamber to get the engine started and keep it running. When spark plugs become old and worn, your engine may sputter.
If you find yourself experiencing issues with a sputtering engine, give us a call so we can find and repair the problem!