problem with car engine what could be the problem. need advise on 1996 Chevrolet Corsica

My car suddenly started to act like it's missing and going up hills looses speed and power, starts popping from under the hood like sputtering and is idleing very rough what could it be.

by in Bremerton, WA on September 12, 2011
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ANSWER by , September 12, 2011
It could be many things, unfortunately and without experiencing the problem first hand or being able to do some basic diagnostic tests its hard to say. Hopefully it's just an ignition problem or something simple (inexpensive). If the Check Engine Light/Service Engine Soon Light is on cods stored in the computer of your car will indicate where the problem is, but a scan tool will be needed to retrieve codes stored. Too many possibilities, ignition, fuel issues, fuel injector, vacuum leak, burned valve, too many possibilities to just hazard a guess.