Q: Car dies

asked by on

My car starts but won't keep running.

Without a model or engine it will be hard to make an accurate diagnosis. The basics need to looked at first. Faults need to be read out of the engine computer first, as this can guide diagnosis. Fuel pressure and volume need to be checked. The induction system needs to be checked, including the idle valve if equipped as the idle valve if stuck closed will choke the engine. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, who will have access to vehicle information and the proper equipment to diagnose the stalling issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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

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

Q: My car has been making a noise and the air has not been running that well my neighbor adds freon and its blowing hot air now

It is possible that either the compressor has failed for the system is overcharged. I would recommend having your air conditioning system inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of the hot-air issue. If the compressor has...

Q: Car accelerates from stop fine but sluggish after that

Hi there. Sometimes problems like you've indicated can be due to a clogged catalytic converter, small exhaust leak, fuel system components dirty or clogged with debris or ignition system components that are worn out. Anytime you have a check engine...

Q: Every time I drive the epc light goes on and it's says check engine service now and sometimes it just cuts off while driving

Hello. If your warning lights are on then the first thing I would do is retrieve the trouble codes, as they will likely reveal some insight on what the issue may be. Warning lights and stalling can be caused by...

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...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...