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2010 Dodge Avenger R/T 4dr Sedan

2010 Dodge Avenger
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sdn, Mid-Size
21 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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December 27, 2012, 1:41 pm

Jessi F

Question: Car makes a sputtering sound when starting up

The car sputters when you start it, but it doesn't always do that - I'm afraid to drive it very far for fear it won't start up again. The last time it did this I killed it and started it again with no problems. What could be causing this? Also, curious on what repair manual to use for this thing?

December 29, 2012, 12:14 pm

Ron W
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Your vehicle looks like it’s still under warranty. I would recommend taking it in and having the dealer look at it.

It may be a simple PCM reflash to fix it.

Since the vehicle is so new, you probably would need to buy the factory service manual if you want a repair manual for it. Or you could buy a single vehicle yearly subscription to or Mitchell's on Demand. I think they are around $30 or $40 a year.

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