Why Would a Car Stutter When Accelerating?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 7, 2020 6:22:56 PM ET
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There are numerous reasons a car stutters when accelerating, including vacuum leaks, wiring issues and faulty sensors, according to AutoHub 360. In some cases, bad weather can cause this problem. When the engine is cold, moisture can collect on the distributor cap and cause the electrical current to the engine to misfire. When a car stutters during acceleration, it is a symptom of an underlying engine issue.