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2017 PF sputtering at red light

Hi,


Recently I noticed my 2017 PF sputtering while in Drive when I'm stopped at a red light.


My wife and I looked around to see if it was someone with a loud stereo with death metal music and subwoofers blasting... but nope, it was the engine/exhaust making the noise.


I put it in Neutral and the RPMs increased and the sputtering stopped. Put it back in Drive and the RPMs dropped and it started sputtering again.


It has 33,000 KM on it and I've only ever changed the oil.


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Something loose underneath that vibrates only while idling?


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Something loose underneath that vibrates only while idling?

Idling in Neutral is silent though, only when idling in Drive.

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RPMs drop a bit when in Drive and that could be the trigger, engines vibrate more when they go below certain RPMs.
Start with what YOU can diagnose, look for a loose heat shield or other components.
Since you are under warranty, next step is to go to the stealership.
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When the engine is cold, look underneath and try to move the exhaust system. It should have some flex, but not too much.
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Clean throttle body ,and Idle Air Volume Learning (app cvtz50 - 5$)

http://cvtz50.info/en/

I cleaned the throttle body, the car was new

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Hm, I shouldn't need to clean the TB already, only has 33,000 KM on it (2017).


I used to do this monthly on my 2000 Grand Cherokee that was at 200,000 KM before I bought the PF.


I'll take a look though.

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