Couple days ago my car suddenly started making a sputtering sound (sounds like a motorcyle or tractor) when I accelerate at anywhere under half throttle. If I give it more than half throttle it runs smoothly. It does this in all gears. Once I get around 2800-3000rpms it tends to run fine no matter where my throttle is. Car seems to accelerate ok despite the odd sound and I didn't find any visible/noticable problems in the exhaust. When it started I was driving her kind of hard (a few fast downshifts that each shot me up to about 4000rpm) trying to slow down for a turn. When I went to accelerate, after turning, it sounded like I described above and hasn't changed since. I don't have much money for repairs so I need to know what exactly is wrong before I start spending. No recent tune-ups or repairs.
have the same problem?
Sunday, May 24th, 2009 AT 10:46 AM