2001 Mitsubishi Galant gtz car acting like it doesn't want to take off and sputtering.

Asked by May 30, 2014 at 09:51 PM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Out of nowhere my car has been having
problems starting up I mean it'll start but it's
sputtering and then once you take off its
running fine but every time I have to stop at
a red light, stop sign etc it hesitates and is
slow to take off but once it just going it's
fine but this happens every time.  The car
has always been silent and ran just fine this
happened out of nowhere

4 Answers

104,235

Sounds possibly like dirty/faulty idle air control valve or dirty throttle plate.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
104,235

Oh could also be a vacuum leak.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
9,455

agree

I had the exact same problem on my GTZ. For me it was a dirty Idle Air Control valve. about a $30 fix.

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