Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car no longer stays on with revving after starting

asked by on

After my car has started, the engine immediately dies. It previously would stay on after revving it a couple of times, but now it will not stay on. After multiple times of trying to start it, my car is beginning to turn over more slowly with every try. The relay and related parts have been replaced. I have been thinking that perhaps I should replace the fuel pump next. Would you give me advice whether I should next try the fuel pump or should I proceed with a different strategy?

A: Hey there, thanks for writing in. Have a me...

Hey there, thanks for writing in. Have a mechanic check fuel supply under these circumstances: adequate fuel pressure (fuel pump operation, clogged fuel filter, fuel pump relay and fuses, etc.). It also sounds like your battery is weak. If you need to have this checked, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to inspect the stalling issue to have this repaired.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Airbag light on

Hi. If your airbag light has come on, that means there is a problem with the airbag system. Normally, the vehicle remains completely drivable, however, in the case of a collision, the airbags may not deploy or deploy incorrectly. As...

Q: Car cannot pick up fuel

The first step is to check fuel pressure at the fuel rail. For your vehicle, pressure should be 30 to 40 PSI while running and 35 to 45 PSI with the engine off. Since you've already replaced the pump, if...

Q: re assembly of my carburator , spring fell off

The little spring most likely goes to the needle and float. It attaches to the tip of the needle or float to keep the float from bouncing. You should be able to get a carburetor diagram in a repair kit...

Related articles

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...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...