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Old 12-02-2018, 09:15 PM
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I was on the highway coming from Georgia doing about 75 I went to go past someone and when I hit the gas it started sputtering before finally picking up acceleration what'* the problem
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Could be a number of things.
First we need to know your engine type, year, mileage, all maintenance done in the last year.

Was the CEL flashing? Is it constantly on.
If its 96 or newer, I suggest getting it scanned for any active OR inactive/pending codes.
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Yes it just came on yesterday here and there. it'* a 97 and 181k. I can't recall what engine size but I just bought it Friday oil change and plusp and wires changed within the past 2 weeks...... New water pump new battery.........



​​​​​​And then it sounds weak when trying to crank but it crank up every time in first try
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That is not a `97 in the picture. That is a `96 or earlier. Unless it has had the entire front clip replaced with an older one of exactly the same color and paint fade.

Can you get us a picture of the VIN tag on the door?
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It could be one of three things, a fuel related issue, an ignition related issue, or a mechanical issue (this includes poor compression, air intake problem, exhaust problem, etc).

So ultimately, it could be anything.

Not only do we need clarification on the vehicle identification as mentioned previously, it would also help to know mileage, service history, etc. This can help narrow down the list of likely suspects.
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At least we know it has a 3800 (unless it'* been frankensteined somehow). The question is if it is a series 1 or 2 and what OBD it has.
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