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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 4dr SWB FWD

2005 Chrysler Town & Country
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door, 2WD Minivans
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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September 19, 2012, 2:03 pm

Sharon K
 

Question: My car has a little sputter upon starting.

My car always started up with a quick start! Lately I noticed a little sputter a few times when it started, not often but still not usual for my car. Just had a new battery installed because the old one was looking a little funky at the terminal and was 5 years old. The only time my car ever did not start like a jack rabbit was if I turned it off for a few minutes to run into a convenience store or purchase gas then it would occasionally sputter a little but would alway start after a another try. It seemed at those times as if it were flooded. Like a little gas left over in the fuel line??. What can you suggest may be the issue?? Thank yiou.


September 23, 2012, 9:33 am

Elizabeth K
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There are several things that can cause that, and since the problem is not bad yet, you'll have to do some testing to find the right one. Some possibilities include ignition coil/misfiring, fuel injectors leaking after shut-down, low fuel pressure, bad ECT (engine coolant temp) sensor.


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