Sputtering at stop light

Tiny
TNAUCKE
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  • 2006 CADILLAC DTS
  • 128,000 MILES
My car is rough at stop lights. There is no check engine light. It sputters not like it is going to stall but it is jumpy. I have changed the coil packs, spark plugs, fuel injectors, the air filter, and cleaned the max air sensor. I also checked the brakes and the brake system. It is running rough but it happens when I come to a stop, I can put it in neutral and it sits calm the rpm's are not jumping either.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 2:09 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CaroPros.

If it only happens stopped, in gear, and the check engine light isn't on, it doesn't sound like it is a malfunction. However, anything is possible.

Based on that, the first thing I suggest checking are the motor mounts. If you have a collapsed engine or transmission mount, you will feel it under the conditions you mentioned and not necessarily in neutral or while driving.

First, take a look through this link. It discusses the most common causes of a misfire at idle or a vibration at idle. See if anything is helpful.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-vibration-at-idle

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/vibration-noise

Here is a link that discusses how a motor mount works:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-motor-mount-works

Let me know if any of this helps or if you have other questions. Also, make sure something like the exhaust isn't touching the underside of the vehicle when you feel the vibration.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 8:14 PM

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