Showing articles & questions for topic
Stalling

Related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor
Common signs include long cranking time, engine performance issues, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
How to Diagnose a Stalling Car
It’s incredibly frustrating to have a car that stalls and it always seems to happen at the worst possible time – like when you’re in middle of a busy intersection...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Idle Control Valve
Common signs include irregular or unusually high idle speed, the Check Engine Light coming on, and stalling while idling.
How to Re-Start Your Second Generation Prius
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...
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...

Related questions

Question
truck keeps stalling when I start running it
Hi there. Check the ground strap from the engine to the body and see if its broken or detached. If the strap is good, then check the contacts to the starter relay to see if the contacts are loose. Loose...
Question
Car won't stay on for less than 5 seconds and makes a knocking sound.
Hi there. The symptoms that you have presented sounds as if the fuel pump has stopped working. When the fuel pump stops working, the engine will start up and run rough and stall out. While the engine is running, due...
Question
Check engine light comes on and engine stalls but starts right back up. Upon restart the check engine light is off with no problems.
Hi there. It seems that there could be a loose wire or loose ground to the transmission sensors. First you will need to get a scanner and scan for any codes that are pending or stored in the ECM (computer)....
Question
Car starts then immediately stalls out.
Hi there. Check the engine oil level and make sure that it's full. Top off the oil if it's low and recheck to see if the engine is still stalling. The symptoms that you describe are as if the engine...
Question
A/c compressor wont stay on.
There are pressure cut off switches in an a/c system. If the refrigerant charge is "low", the low pressure cut-off switch could make a/c compressor operation erratic or intermittent. In addition, there is the possibility of mechanical failure in the...
Question
After oxygen sensor replacement I'm getting a P1273 error. The engine starts up but won't stay on and stalls.
Hi there. For the code P1273 to show up on your Nissan, there is either an issue with the fuel system or the air intake control system. Check the fuel pressure on the fuel rail and see if there is...
Question
Vehicle stalled without warning at stop sign. Won't start back up. 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Hi - it is possible that all of this is due to an electrical problem - a bad ground (or burned out bulb) for example will make turn signals blink fast. It could also cause a "no start" problem. But...
Question
I turned on my car but it kept turning over and wouldn't start. When it caught, it sputtered and turned off.
Hi there. Check the fuel system for any leaks. If there is no leaks, then go to the fuse box under the hood and locate the fuel pump relay. Check the relay and see if it is clicking when you...
Question
Oil light breifly came on then went back off and the car died and won't start up. When it did this, the engine sounded horrible.
Hi there. If the engine oil light was flashing and the engine was running a little rough, then there was an issue that was happening at that moment. Check the engine oil and see if the level if full or...
Question
Car starts up but stalls and the traction slip symbol comes on. What can cause this?
Hi there. Remove the battery cables and let the vehicle sit for about 30 minutes with no power. Then hook up the battery cables and turn on the key. Let the vehicle sit for about 1 minute. This will allow...
Question
Car dies while driving and won't start, just cranks over then if it sits awhile 10 mins it will run 1998 Nissan Altima
Hi there - your "hot fail" indicates a heat-related failure; quite possibly the crankshaft position sensor, ignition module or fuel pump relay. First task is to check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. A...
Question
Poor idling and low speed stalling 1993 GMC Sierra V8
Hi - your poor low-speed running symptoms cover a range of possible problems: fuel supply issues (low fuel pressure, clogged fuel filter, clogged/leaky injectors), idle air control valve, dirty throttle body or throttle position sensor. I recommend a poor engine...
Question
Car was running fine with no problems. Only on first start up I would have to let the car warm up do to a 2005 Nissan Altima
Hi there - stalling while driving indicates a heat-related failure; quite possibly the crankshaft position sensor, ignition module or fuel pump relay. First task is to check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. A...
Question
I have a 1990 Jeep Cherokee with some weird stalling issues.
Hi there. Seems that the troubleshooting is leading to the transmission. When the vehicle goes into drive or reverse, if the transmission is lock up or the converter clutch is active, the engine will stall. When tapping on or turning...
Question
Truck loses power in the middle of driving I changed plugs wires rotor n cap about a month later it started stalling n losing 1988 Ford F150
Hi - first ask would be to check for spark when it stalls. If no spark, check out the coil or ignition module. If you have spark, check fuel pump fuses, fuel pump relay, and fuel pressure to the throttle...
Question
Toyota cynos is sputtering and stalls out.
Hi there. There could be a vacuum leak on the engine or to the brake booster causing the engine to run rough and then rev up and down. If all of the vacuum lines are good with no crack, breaks,...
Question
Why does my 2003 Buick LaSabre stall when I put it in gear.
Hi there. The symptoms lead to a dirty or failing Idle Air Control valve (IAC). The IAC regulates airflow when the throttle plate is closed and if it was to be clogged up, you will have to step on the...
Question
Full system failure and no power to the vehicle
Hi there. Check all of the grounds to the vehicle from the engine to the frame and from the chassis (body) to the frame. A faulty or loose ground will cause multiple issues with the engine and electrical systems. If...
Question
2008 Toyota tundra 6 cylinder starts in the on position and shuts off while idling in park or reverse, but immediately starts itse
Hi there. It seems that the battery is failing and has a burned or overcharged cell. I recommend replacing your battery with a new one. When a battery gets old or overcharged, then the battery becomes weak. When starting the...
Question
The engine turned off on me while I was driving.
Hi there. The first thing that I recommend doing is check for any codes that the engine may have stored. The ECM may have the engine management system shut down for an issue with the traction control system malfunctioning. Perform...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question