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Common signs include irregular or unusually high idle speed, the Check Engine Light coming on, and stalling while idling.
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Nobody wants their car to suddenly stop working. Unfortunately, Toyota recalled around 75,000 of their 2004 Prius cars because of some technical issues that were causing them to stall. This could be...
What Causes a Car to Stall?
You trust your car. You may not think about it, but you believe that certain functions will occur without fail. You may be aware of little annoyances or issues, but you trust that when you...
How Long Does a Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor Last?
The engine’s performance is largely based on temperature measurements performed by the engine control module (ECM), also known as the vehicle’s computer. As the temperature of the engine increases, the...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Position Sensor
Common signs of a faulty crankshaft position sensor include issues starting the vehicle, intermittent stalling, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
How Long Does a Throttle Body Temp Sensor Last?
The throttle body is an important part of your vehicle and should be monitored regularly. The throttle body temp sensor is a sensor that is mounted on the throttle body....
How Long Does a Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Last?
The throttle/accelerator pedal position sensor detects the position of the accelerator pedal. This information is then transmitted to the vehicle’s computer - the engine control module (ECM). From there, the data...
How Long Does a Throttle Kicker Actuator Last?
What happens when you turn down things in your vehicle such as the air conditioner? It slows down in a controlled manner. Just like when you decrease your speed it's not...
How to Keep Your Car From Stalling
When driving a car, we expect it to get us from point A to point B without any issues. It can become unnerving to drive if your car stalls randomly when...
10 Biggest Car-Related Headaches and What to Do About Them
You don’t want to, but if you're a car owner it's inevitable that at some point you will experience car troubles. It's also fairly certain that the machine you rely on will cause...

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'00 Buick Century Custom. V6 3100. I am at a loss...
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system...
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Vehicle stalls while turning left.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first thing you should do, considering the power steering pump is driven by the drive belt, is make sure the belt tensioner and the drive belt is tight, clean, and dry. If...
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Engine occasionally cuts out while idling at a stoplight and occasionally hesitates and bucks upon acceleration.
There is a issue with the fuel delivery to your engine. It seems as the fuel pump may be failing. Check the fuel pressure on the fuel rail and see if there is at least 30 psi. If the fuel...
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My car will start and the theft light comes on then car jerks
Hello, and thank you for writing in. When multiple sensors and warning lights appear to fail, the culprit is typically electrical. You may want to start with a basic charging system test, which would include testing the battery and the...
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Tries to run but won't get over 400 rpm before dying.
Hi there. Check for the three essentials that the engine needs to run, fuel, spark, and air. If you are having fuel and the pressure is 30 psi or higher, then check for spark on the spark plugs and wires....
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car cuts off after 2 seconds of running but my radio will still be on.
Hello. Likely it is a faulty immobilizer ECU causing the trouble. To help determine this you could call the dealership and ask them for the immobilizer bypass code for your vehicle. If the code is entered and the vehicle stays...
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Van stalls when it gets warm, i wait a little while 15min to 20min it starts up, until it gets to warm and stalls again.
Check the ignition coil on your engine. If the coil in new with the distributor, then the problem could be the computer or module of the vehicle. An ECM or PCM will cause the ignition system to shut down if...
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Engine stalls when putting car into gear.
There could be an issue with the transmission torque converter or the clutches forward and reverse are coming on at the same time inside the transmission causing the engine to stall out when shifting into gear. I recommend seeking out...
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My car turns off while idling, than cranks right back up like nothing never happened
There are a few possible reasons for a vehicle to stall. There could be a clogged fuel filter, a vacuum leak, a failing fuel pump, or even a sensor that has gone/going bad. I would suggest that you first pull...
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Why does my truck shut off when im at the stop light ?
There are a few common reasons for a vehicle to stall. The most common causes are a clogged fuel filter, a failing fuel pump, vacuum leaks, or failing sensors. Some diagnostic testing will be necessary to determine where the problem...
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Rough idle and sputtering off and on
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Considering the age and mileage of the vehicle, there could be a number of issues going on. At this point in its life, there are going to be critical components that will need...
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pontiac g6 runs for 3 seconds and then shuts off
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The issue can be anything from a fuel or spark issue, to a sensor or wiring issue. With that being said, there needs to be a series of tests done. Since there is...
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Check engine light on and the engine is idling really bad.
The check engine light code P0496 leads to the evaporative charcoal canister purge valve solenoid may not be functioning properly. Check the purge valve solenoid on the charcoal canister and see if there is a smell of gas. If so,...
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Hi.i drive my car for about 10 minutes than shuts off. The dealer said I had water in my fuel tank can I just clean i
Hello, and thank you for writing in. If you have water in your fuel lines or tank then you will likely have consistent issues with running. Your symptoms sound more like ice in the tank or the lines which would...
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car stall occasionally
Common causes of engine stalling and rough idle include a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter,...
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idle is low and engine light flashes when I drive.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having many types of problems. With a lack of power and a ticking sound, we must look at the level of the oil and the drive belt. Both can...
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Car won't start. trying to find source of problem to fix
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There are a few basic tests that you can do to determine what kind of issue you are looking at. Start by turning the key to the "On" position and listen for the...
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Keys quit working
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Without doing some diagnostic testing it is impossible to know if this is a fuel, spark, or other electrical issue. Once the issue is determined, you can then get quotes on a repair....
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When shifting into 1st gear and attempting to take off, car shakes and then stalls. Car also won't let me shift into reverse.
Hi there. Either the shifter rail is damaged inside the transmission keeping the gears from going into reverse and the first gear from connecting all the way, or the transmission first and reverse gears are damaged causing the transmission to...
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Car starting making a really loud noise, shaking, not accelerating, and the steeering wheel began to get stiff 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
Hello - it sounds like your engine shut off due to an unexpected load (steering pump failure, serpentine belt failure, etc.). First task is to check for problem codes. If the car is still running, most auto parts stores will...

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