Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car keeps dying

asked by on

My car keeps dying.

A: There are several situations that can cause...

There are several situations that can cause your concern. A common failure is the crankshaft position sensor which tells the computer how fast the engine is spinning and calculates ignition timing. A clogged fuel filter can restrict fueling and a malfunction air meter is another cause for the engine stalling. To have this properly diagnosed, I would have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle’s stalling issue and make the necessary repairs.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Driver's seat not working correctly.

The seat adjustment motors are powered directly by the seat switch. There is a 25 amp circuit breaker on top of the fuse box that may need to be reset if the seat will not move in any direction. If...

Q: The brakes won't bleed in my 2000 Ford Expedition

This vehicle has anti-lock brakes and the ABS hydraulic control unit is blocking fluid flow to the rear brakes, preventing you from bleeding out the air that got into the system when the line broke. You will need to use...

Q: Car only drives in reverse now

Hi, thanks for writing in. Most likely, the "forward apply band" has failed in your transmission. This failure will affect all forward gears as you are experiencing. This should be diagnosed by a reputable transmission shop who can confirm this...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...