Car starts to sputter hard at 4000 RPM

Asked by Feb 12, 2017 at 04:30 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Why does my car sputter hard when i
reaches 4 RPM?

2 Answers


It may have something to do with the traction control. Make sure it is off. It limits the rpm for getting traction. One other thing I ran into is there is a air flow valve in the exhaust that may be bad.

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And the car has a factory set rev limiter which is probably kicking in. So its likely perfectly normal for that car.

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