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Q: Car keeps dying

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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.

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