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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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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?
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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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Car powertrain light came on then car cut off and wnt come back on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. When the check engine light illuminates it means to computer has detected a problem, and we can figure out what...
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My 04 kia sedona stalls out when i stop or brake, it cranks but wont turn over. I replaced the main relay fuse but still no go
Hello, thank you for writing in. The possible issues with the vehicle are rather extensive without some more information. The first step is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes, so we know what the vehicle's computer has detected...
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rpm drops during idle
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle needs to be scanned for diagnostic codes to figure out what about the vehicle has triggered the check engine light. They are very likely related. You can then use that information to...
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Car almost stalled, steering wheel locked up, all lights on dashboard came on, pushed gas pedal and nothing happened.
Hi there. When the engine is stalling and sputtering, this is an indication that the fuel system has lost pressure. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot and if its clicking on when the key is...
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RPM needle moves up and down and then car shuts off when starting it. This happens intermittent. Runs good some days, others no.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With all of the various codes and systems being effected, you may be experiencing a vacuum leak. While everything the dealership did was understandable to some extent, a vacuum leak test needs to be...
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Rough idle, fluctuating rpms, stalling
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is struggling to keep up with all of the different accessories when the engine is idling. This is typically due to an issue with the air intake, fuel intake, or the sensors...
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Car turns off. First it would turn off in reverse and when I would stop at a red light or slow down to make a turn.
Hi there. For the reverse stalling condition, check the Idle Air Control Valve and see if its plugged up. If a IAC valve is plugged up, an engine will stall out when going into gear and could cause issues when...
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I'm getting two ignition coils replaced on my 2007 Honda Fit and it will cost me 280 without labor. This sounds weird
Hi there. If your engine is stalling out on you and the shop has said that the issue is your ignition coils, try checking the coils and see if there is a spark coming out of them by removing the...
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My 98 volvo s90 will start but dies quickly no check engine light on and no prior problems
The first thing you want to check for is air leakage. There is a device (air mass meter) that measures the air going into the engine in order to determine the quantity of fuel. If any air gets into the...
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Hell im having this problem the will idle fine and rev up in park but when it in drive it want go pass 10 mph when it's on the sca
Common causes of engine stalling and poor acceleration 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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After hour or so driving, engine starts to sputter as if not receiving fuel. Stop for 10 mins and it runs fine.
The stalling could be due to a heat induced failure of the ignition coil. Resistance of electrical components increases with temperature and if the coil is the issue that is why the stalling only occurs once the engine is hot....
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When I start my car up it feels like it's going to cut off it's shakes the idle feels like it's going to cut off it's just shakes
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a component on the vehicle known as the "idle air control valve", which is responsible for managing the idle speed when you are not on the throttle. It is also utilized when...
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My 2003 bmw 325xi keeps stalling. I have checked all fluids which are fine. Its a rough idle at first for a few then it stalls.
YourMechanic is a mobile diagnostic and repair service and so the certified mechanic can come right to your location to diagnose the stalling and implement the required repairs. Common causes of engine stalling include a faulty throttle position sensor, mass...
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No Start Condition - Starts, but Stalls... Is my Fuel Pump the Answer?
I wouldn't put a fuel pump on it just yet. There are a number of other possible faults. The first thing I would check for is air leaks. Any air that can get into the engine without passing through the...
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My car stalls when hitting a bump, once stalled it takes a while for the engine to restart.
I'm going to take a leap and guess that you have a problem in the connection at the coolant temp sensor. In the older cars like yours, an interruption in the circuit at the coolant temp sensor could cause a...
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2003 Mercury sable started stalling when slowing down to stop and or once stopped. Made it home but now in driveway, dies as soon
You'll have to go through a stalling diagnostic but the good news is the symptoms you are describing are fairly dramatic and so the cause is likely to be readily found. Common causes of engine stalling include a faulty mass...
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Have new fuel pump but 2002 Saab 9-3 is stuttering and dies while drivjng
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you have reason to believe that the issue is fuel related, start by testing the fuel pressure at the engine. This can be done with an in-line gauge, and is relatively easy to...
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When I crank my car it won't keep running unless I keep my foot on the gas. As soon as I release the gas pedal my car stops running
The first thing you need to check for in a case like yours is air leaks. Check all the rubber parts and hoses under the hood for good condition and connection. The amount of fuel delivered to your engine is...
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My car shut off while at a stoplight. I got it started only for it to shut off agin. It starts then shuts off.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is stalling due to an electrical issue (typically pertaining to power supply or a sensor), a lack of fuel, or a failure with the ignition (spark) system. You will want to start...
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Just put a new carburetor, battery, starter relay, alternator, car stalls out while driving and battery dies when restarted
The battery should be load tested. Simply charging the battery or measuring voltage is not adequate. Measure charging output, too. You want to confirm that the ignition system, including for instance the ignition coil and ignition switch, are not intermittently...

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