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What Causes a Car to Stall?
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How Long Does a Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor Last?
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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?
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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...
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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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My car stalls when driving battery light comes on before it stalls and then has a hard time starting ...seems like it has no power
Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be an issue with the alternator or the battery. The first thing you can do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. The check engine light is on because a code has...
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Car starts then sputters and dies. Last longer if I give it gas, slowly dies after.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue will need some further testing before we will know definitively. To begin, considering the symptoms, start by measuring your fuel pressure. If the pressure is weak, you want to replace the fuel...
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There's a clank sound in axel area, car won't start suddenly, and power steering fluid seems to spin more than usual.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having several issues at once. You want to start by addressing the starting problem, as it is the most likely to cause issues with other systems in the car. Start...
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Car dies while driving
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle can stall for many reasons. You are going to want to start with the most common causes, or do some further testing. To start, the fuel pump may be going out and...
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Car turns off when im at complete stop but not when parked
Hello, thank you for writing in. Finding the cause of your issues is going to be a process of elimination. There are several components you are going to want to check and test if possible. First, have your vehicle scanned...
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Car shakes and stalls at a stop or sometime in reverse. No check engine light, no codes. Replaced spark plugs.
It wasn't a bad idea to change the sparkplugs, but at 88'000 miles I doubt that had much to do with the problem. You need to check carefully for air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without passing...
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Car died while driving it wont start only cranks
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several problems. Make sure the engine is getting proper fuel by testing the fuel pressure. You can also test this by spraying starting fluid in the air...
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i have a 1985 chevy 350 motor that starts an runs great as soon as you put it in gear it will die. I also noticed that when its in
since it runs bad when pressing brake you may have a bad brake booster leaking vacuum when brake pressed. Try to pinch off the big vacuum line to the brake booster or disconnecting and plugging it and see if you...
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2013 GMC Terrain stalls when accelerating from a stop
There are many potential causes for your concern. However, there are a couple common problems with your model vehicle that come to mind. First, this vehicle is known for having problems with the variable valve timing (VVT) system. The VVT...
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2003 Volvo V40 shudders and shakes when idling. When rpms go from high to low, or I start car when engine is warm, it stalls.
Have the computer first checked for any stored codes to see if it has detected the problem so it can be diagnosed. Check the air intake hoses from the air filter all the way to the throttle body for any...
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1986 lincoln town car stalls while driving, drives good for a bit, then jerks, soon after motor cut off. has to sit awhile4restart
You should have the fuel pressure checked when the vehicle stalls to see if you are losing fuel pressure since you notice the pump is noisey when running. The pump is most likely losing pressure when it gets hot and...
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My 2004 ford explorer shuts off Every time I put it in gear,but my starter went out first, bought a used 1, and it was no good! Dr
First you need to get the starter replaced to get the engine to start and then check transmission fluid levels. If engine stalls when put in gear but will not stall if you hold throttle up a little to keep...
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2002 Ford Explorer stalls while driving
The steering wheel gets tight because there is no power steering without the engine running. You brake concern is similar. The brake booster, which provides braking assist, requires engine manifold vacuum to operate. Without the engine running, your brake booster...
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Pulsing sound coming from engine of 98 buick century ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be stalling once in gear for several reasons. To start, check the level and condition of your transmission fluid. Low or dirty fluid will cause issues with the pressure, and can...
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Jeep JK loss of power and engine light
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the vehicle stalling, my first instinct would be to check the charging system. That would be the battery and the alternator, their electrical wiring, and the terminals. When the system fails, all of...
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Today I was backing out of my driveway and my car cut off and the oil light came on
It would be normal for the oil pressure light to come on after the engine stalled. If the light came on before the engine stalled, or if it has been coming on while you are driving, that could be a...
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So my car turns on but then would stall after what could be the problem?
The first thing to check for in this case is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under the...
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Hi! What can cause the engine to shut off occasionally when shifting from reverse to drive in an automatic transmission? This has
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things you can check, luckily if you are mechanically inclined at all you can check quite a few at home. To begin, make sure your idle air control valve and throttle...
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What will cause my 1997 Ford Mustang to cut off when I go through a mud puddle I let it sit for a little bit and it starts back up
Anytime you go through water the engine will get wet and can cause stalling if the air filter or ignition system gets wet. You may be getting water in the crank sensor electrical connection. You should have a computer scan...

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