Q: Car is slow to start and then stalls.

asked by on

Car is slow to start and then stalls. I was able to drive it for about 10 minutes and then it dies again. I let it sit for about five minutes, then it restarted, but died when stopping or slowing down.

The problem will need to be checked to see if you are loosing ignition or fuel to your engine since the most common problems are the fuel pump, engine module and distributor going bad on these engines.

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

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car is slow to start and then stalls.

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 cranks but wont start

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a couple of different issues happening here. The erratic fuel gauge readings may be a result of a faulty fuel sending unit. The fuel gauge sending unit is a small float type...

Q: Feels like the car doesn't get out of 3rd gear. Check engine light is on. And when it gets over 60mph the car shudders.

Hi Joe. Thanks for contacting us today. Generally speaking, anytime a warning light is illuminated, it's due to the fact that a sensor has relayed an error while monitoring a mechanical or electrical component or system. This stores and error...

Q: I have a vibration at 45 to 60 MPH.

The vibration you are feeling is not one of the tires since the problem comes and goes when you take pressure off of the gas pedal. The vibration is coming from the drive shaft joints or the bearings in 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...
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...