Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-101665-arz7atjs:173:8

Q: Car shuts off unless the gas pedal is applied

asked by on

I went to the mechanic because the car keeps shutting off. I was told that when I release the key, only 12 volts is being discharged by the coil. I had the fuel lines and the gas tank flushed and cleaned. He overhauled the carburetor as well. The car keeps cranking on start up for a long time. This makes the battery drained. I'm able to start the car. However, it would shut off very soon afterwards unless I keep applying the gas pedal. The car would shut off if I'm at a traffic light, or slow down to make a turn as well as when changing gears. What could be the problem?

A: The coil should be generating tens of thous...

The coil should be generating tens of thousands of volts to the spark plug. 12 volts is the correct supply side to the coil. It also sounds like you still have a fuel problem. Have a professional mechanic check the basics: confirm good spark at the spark plugs (with both a cold engine and hot engine), check the carburetor for adequate fuel supply, and check the low-speed circuits in the carburetor for clogging. If you would like to get a second opinion on this, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can assess the stalling issue to have this issue resolved correctly.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Starting problem. Shutting off

I would have the carburetor rebuilt or replaced with a rebuilt unit. Gasoline turns to gum and varnish as it ages. Most likely the float valve is gummed up, preventing gas from entering the carb and onto the engine. A...

Q: Camshaft sensor replacement

Hello. Depending on the shop doing the work would change what is replaced. Some shops will replace both but many will replace one. Knowing what the code was would help me to make sure that there are issues with both...

Q: Gas pedal not going down when pressed.

The throttle pedal may be blocked by your carpet. Check the pedal to make sure it is not being blocked. The pedal operates a cable and then to the throttle body assembly. Each of these would need to be checked...

Related articles

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...
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.