I have a 2010 Dodge Dakota, 4.8L V8, 2WD, 129K miles.
The fall temperatures are starting to get a little colder, so I've noticed something that my truck does now that it didn't used to do.
When I start the vehicle, I always let the truck warm up so that it "idles down" and reaches just below 1000 RPM, just to let the oil/seals/engine components warm up. This takes about a minute, and I usually drive away after achieving "idle-down."
However, I live right by a stoplight, so when I pull out into the road and accelerate after stopping at the light, I notice a mild engine "sputter," almost like it is being starved for fuel or something. It isn't bad yet, but I do notice it. It always goes away after the engine warms up a little more.
What could the cause of this be? I'm hoping to fix it, because it didn't used to do this in cold weather. Besides letting the truck warm up a little longer, what else should I look at?
**Note: The only code being thrown is an emissions code, P2096. Does this perhaps have something to do with it?
Thanks in advance!