Originally Posted by micsachek
my car will do a sputter and the little (!) mark will show up on the bottom right corner above the check engine light.
You mean the (!) symbol in the bottom left
? Exclamation mark in a "spiky" circle?
Is your car auto or manual?
The light is a multi-function automatic transaxle/cooling system warming light.
If it's an auto, first thing to do would be to check the transmission fluid level.
Any problems with the cooling system? Losing fluid, overheating, obvious leaks, inoperative cooling fans, etc.