Q: Car keeps stalling - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

asked by on

I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox, the moment you let off the gas the car stalls even if you are driving. NO codes come up via the diagnostics. Both knock sensors have been replaced. Oil is good, new air filters. The only thing I can think of at this point is cam sensors. Like I have built show cars and can not figure this damn equinox out!! I paid $7000.00 cash for it a few weeks ago off a private seller and it has been nothing but a headache.

My car has 100077 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hey there. This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the gas pedal. The sensor is usually located on the throttle plate so that it can directly monitor the position of the throttle.

The ECU then makes the direction to supply more or less fuel to the motor. When this sensor is not working properly, this can cause intermittent responses when pressing the gas pedal. If you would like to confirm the problem, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the stalling problem and replace the throttle position sensor if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car keeps stalling - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

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: Q: Car shakes when started

Hello, Having your car shake during start up is not a pleasant experience, to say the least. There are several factors that could lead to the symptoms your Monte Carlo is experiencing with shaking while starting. While the timing chain...

Q: Car shakes and stalls at a stop or sometime in reverse. No check engine light, no codes. Replaced spark plugs.

It wasn't a bad idea to change the sparkplugs, but at 88'000 miles I doubt that had much to do with the problem. You need to check carefully for air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without passing...

Q: Broken coolant hose

A broken coolant hose is always bad news as the vehicle cooling system cannot operate when the coolant level is low. If the broken portion of the hose was attached to a major component, it is likely the entire hose...

Related articles

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...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.