Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car dies out, takes 20 minutes before it will restart

asked by on

Car dies out after 20-30 miles after it has started. Then it takes between 20- 30 minutes before it will restart. Then it may make 5 miles or even 35-40 miles and then dies again. The car shops all say the same thing it must die out and not restart for 15-30 min so they can plug in to so they can figure it out.

My car has 272672 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. If the problem i...

Hi, thanks for writing in. If the problem is not present when diagnosing it, then a mechanic would be only guessing what may be causing the problem. You should have the vehicle diagnosed an extended amount of time so the mechanic can get the system tested to see if it is a loss of fuel pressure or a loss of ignition. If you would like help with this inspection, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect your vehicle for you, make a proper diagnosis, and make or suggest any repairs needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I have a terrible smell coming out when I turn on my fan. What could this be?

Hi, thanks for writing in. This is often times related to your cabin filter. This is a paper filter that filters the air as it comes into the cabin from the outside of the car when turning on any of...

Q: How much horsepower does my car have, and what is the correct tire pressure?

Hi there. According to the factory, your 2009 Jeep Wrangler with the 3.8L V-6 engine has 202 horsepower. The recommended tire pressure for your vehicle, assuming it's a Rubicon edition, would be 37 lbs of pressure on all four tires....

Q: Ls1 won't start just clicks. New battery, alt, and starter

If you have a good battery and starter, the clicking is from battery not getting enough power to the starter. This is caused by the battery cables not making good contact to the battery or the starter. Also, check the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...