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Jared D, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Hyundai
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Experience:  Shop Supervisor at County Fleet
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2002 sonata: there is no check engine light but when I was

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2002 sonata: there is no check engine light but when I was on the freeway my car started to sputter. I did the pre buy inspection and I know I was told to replace valve cover gasket and oil pan. I did not do the compression test because the engine was working fine. This does not happen when I am on the street, this was my first time taking it on the freeway.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.
Hi,When the car was sputtering, did it die or just sputter and clear up?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just sputtered and then cleared up, but I also got off the freeway.
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.
Does it seem to be running ok now?Is it possible that maybe you had some bad fuel?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it was running fine after the fact, I speed up and slowed down and no sputtering happen
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
well I just got an oil change, do you mean transmission fuel?
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.
Gas...maybe you had some bad gas.Had you just filled up recently?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no i had not, could it be my spark plugs ?
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.
It could be, but spark plug issues almost always are accompanied by a check engine light and rarely clear up on their own.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is timing belt or misfiring always accompanied by check engine lights as well?
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.
If the timing belt brakes, it's catastrophic. The engine stalls and the internals are damaged.If a check engine light didn't set and the problem hasn't returned, I don't think I would worry much about it. It could have just been a hic-up that will not repeat it self.How many miles do you have?
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.
I'm going to call it a night, I'll check back in with you in the morning to see if you need more info.
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.
Good morning,I wanted to check and see if you needed any additional help.If you no longer need help, please don't forget to rate.