Car died after jerking. regal jerking v6-3.8l 2000 buick ...

Q: Car died after jerking.

asked by on January 14, 2016

My car stopped suddenly while I was driving on the highway after jerking several times.

This car and engine combination has had multiple problems that could be the cause of your stalling. The fuel pump, crank sensor, engine control module, coil pack and ignition module. All these could be the cause of a stall when driving at highway speeds. Now if it is a problem that it jerks when coming off the highway and coming to a stop it jerks and stalls then it is the lock up transmission solenoid causing this. The transmission does not release the lock up converter and engine would stall. Once it stalled it would restart right up and then drive normal. I would recommend having a mechanic, like the certified ones at YourMechanic, come and check it out for you to see what is causing the problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Car clicks upon startup, won't start.

You should have the battery load tested. It may not have enough power to turn the starter. If the battery is found to be good you should test the starter and make sure you're getting power to the coil when...

Misfiring and emissions leak in 2000 Ford Crown Vic

It all depends on what you think of the vehicle. These Crown Victoria can run for an awfully long time, but you'd want to find out what this misfiring is to keep this car up and going. If the misfiring...

Fuel gauge and temperature gauge not working.

The fuel gauge not reading properly may be likely related to your fuel sending unit or the gauge in the dash itself. The sending unit is a small float type component inside your fuel tank that measures the level of...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Over Over the past several years, Buick has returned to form when it comes to luxury sedans, and the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is a standout even when compared to some of the other big names in luxury. Key Features The...
Are There Different Kinds of Spark Plugs?
Your Your engine needs at least one spark plug per cylinder to ignite the fuel and air mixture and make the engine run. But not all spark plugs are the same. There are several different types on the market, and...
How to Replace Ignition Cables (Spark Plug Wires) in Your Car
The ignition cable, or spark plug wire, carries a signal from your vehicle’s computer to the spark plugs. This is crucial to the ignition system.