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2000 Plymouth Neon Question: sputters when accelerating - idles ok

 

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EileenD, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC, Joplin, MO, July 28, 2010, 18:46
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car sputters when accelerating but idles ok and runs ok once get up to speed

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 28, 2010, 20:53
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    Sputtering on acceleration is usually ignition or fuel system related. Is there a Check Engine/ Service Engine Soon light on? If so connecting a scan tool to the diagnostic socket under the dash will show fuel trim figures if it is running lean for fuel or may show cylinder misfire count if the ignition is failing.

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