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Old 12-03-2009, 09:35 AM
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Default sputtering in the morning

The last few mornings it has started sputtering. Once it warms up it's fine the rest of the day. It's an '02 and I've never had this issue before.

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Old 12-03-2009, 09:46 AM
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How many miles on it? Has the weather gotten a lot colder in the last few days? May want to run a good fuel injection cleaner with a tank full of Chevron.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:25 AM
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It does sit outside and it's been in the 30s the last few days. It has 112k miles. Come to think of it my husbands old car use to do the same thing. I hope that's all it is....

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Old 12-03-2009, 04:03 PM
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I believe the idle air control valve helps with the idle until it warms up. some suggest cleaning it with a non residue electrical cleaner. have you changed your air filter recently and make sure nothing is bloking the air flow. any other symtom?, any codes?
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