Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car running rough and stalling

asked by on

My car starts rough sometimes and then stalls when I put it in gear.

A: The idle control is most likely sticking or...

The idle control is most likely sticking or has gone bad. If this is the case, then it would need to be cleaned or replaced. If cleaning the idle control does not work, I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your stalling issue and make any repairs that are needed.

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: Drops in power and dies at stops

Hello there, loss of power and dying when stopped are common issues with your 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The most common causes are are the fuel pump, clogged EGR, vacuum leak, fuel filter, oxygen sensor, wiring harness fault, or an exhaust...

Q: I have a '95 cavalier I recently unplugged the TCC sensor and I was driving then the car just stopped but engine was still running.

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid is located in the transmission control module (valve body). The solenoid should be easy to remove without taking off the valve body. Remove the side oil pan to...

Q: No cooling, advised changing compressor. System is 3 years old - should it go bad so quickly ?

Unfortunately it is not unheard of for R134 converted vehicles to go through compressors more frequently. R134 requires higher running pressures than R12 did. Two things to make sure of this time around for longer compressor life. Make sure...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.