SPUTTERING WHILE ACCELERATING AND GOIN UP HILLS AND IDLING?

  • Tiny
  • Danyelleanne
  • 1997 Ford Aspire
  • 188,600 miles

My 1997 ford aspire sputters when idling, accelerating after taking off and while going up hills. It's fine once you get a little speed. What could cause this? It's not overheating. The check engine light is on. It is need of a tune up. It still gets good gas mileage. It's a 5 speed. It shifts no problem. Would a tune up fix it, or is it something with the fuel pump/filter/injector? Or the coils in the engine? There's no leaks with anything. It hasn't died yet. Idk what the rpm's are because it doesn't have that gauge. But I can tell they go up and down. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 5:17 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Have the computer scanned to identify trouble codes.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 5:24 PM
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  • Danyelleanne
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I was told the problem won't affect the driving at all but I can't remember what it was.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 8:38 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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It may help me to know.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 8:53 PM
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  • Danyelleanne2
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I took it to find out the code and it wouldn't read the car. They tried it a couple of times. We are currently replacing plugs wires distributed cap and roter pin and were going to change the fuel pump.

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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 1:09 AM

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