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Car cut off, and will turn over but not fire.
This is a common sign of a lack of fuel supply to the intake manifold. This is usually caused by several things such as faulty fuel injectors, low fuel pressure (regulator) or not enough air supply. I would suggest having...
Won't stay running
Hello and thank you for your question. It seems to be the transmission that is causing the engine to stall out when you are putting the vehicle into drive. The transmission could have a converter clutch lock up issue causing...
What could make a car stop running in the middle of driving it?
Hi there. From the description you provided, your vehicle stalling once, could of been caused by variety of reasons. A temporary glitch in any of the vehicle's systems that keep it running. Unfortunately, something like this would be very difficult...
My car stopped on the highway said low oil pressure took it to a shop they change the sensor still have the same problem
I believe you have 2 problems here. The fundamental problem is that you may REALLY have low oil pressure, since replacing the oil pressure sending unit has not changed the "low oil pressure" indicator. I would get a dial-type pressure...
Electric problem
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1998 Chevrolet Lumina to lose power and die after 30 minutes. The most common would be the fuel pump, engine control module, alternator, battery, wiring harness fault, coil, distributor, or a shorted wire....
Engine light came on , was hesitant when i pulled off , sometimes cut off when at stop lights
Hi and thanks for your question. Sounds like there could be a fuel or spark issue with your engine. First you would need to scan the computer for what the engine light code has stored to have a starting place...
Car stalls out of nowhere
Hello - what a frustrating problem to solve! You may have provided a key clue to the solution, given that it requires another vehicle to jump start it to get it going again. This MAY mean that the increased starting...
I know this can be a little frustrating when you do so much work and nothing happens. Starting fluid isn't going to be good if it doesn't run afterwards. You may want to inspect your timing belt. I often turn...
Driving issues
Hello.There are many reasons why this can happen, but only a few common causes. Most of the time if the vehicle just shut right off like the ignition was turned off it is because the electronic ignition is failing, the...
What does it mean if cylinder 2 and 6 are not firing and it is not the plug, plug wire, or coil because they have all been changed.
Hello. If the misfires are continuing to occur and the ignition parts are good then it may be a faulty fuel injector or an issue within the engine. I usually do a compression test first. By doing this I would...
Why did the car braking system shut dowm
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
Car shuts off while driving
Hello. Most of the time if the car just shuts right off then it is caused by a main relay that is failing or a distributor issue. I usually start by determining if the engine is losing spark or fuel...
Ignition problems
Hello. If you are losing battery power to particular circuits then most of the time this is caused by a bad ground connection, a failing battery cable, or it may be a bad transmission position sensor. It is common for...
My Lexus 2003 e300 runs fot10 minutes when I start it in the morning but then the rpms go down to zero and I have to drive with tw
Hi there. I've encountered this condition multiple times while working at the Lexus dealer. What I have found in these instances is that the idle air control valve is sticking. This valve is located under the throttle body, has a...
Vehicle will not Turn On
Hello. It sounds like a battery cable issue. Most of the time this is caused by either a poor connection at the battery cable ends or the cables themselves have corrosion inside of them causing high resistance. Most of the...
Engine starts but dies after 3-5 seconds
Hi there. This can be caused by a fuel rail pressure sensor, but most of the time when this code comes up it is because the fuel pump has failed. A fuel pump will fail much more often then this...
Help me
It is possible that your idle air control valve could be malfunctioning. The idle air control valve is responsible for adjusting the air flow to the engine during slowing down. If the idle air control valve is not performing as...
starts and dies immediately
This may be related to many different things, but suggests that there may be a fuel delivery issue such as failing injectors, low fuel pressure or a faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on...

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