Q: Car shuts off when stopped or going slow

asked by on January 21, 2016

My car shuts off when the rpm goes down or when I'm stopped or going slow.

There are many reasons why a vehicle may stall at a stop or at low RPM. I would recommend having your vehicle’s stalling issue inspected at by a knowledgable technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to determine the exact nature of the problem. I would first scan for trouble codes, to see if they can perhaps reveal a clue as to what the problem may be. However, common reasons for why a vehicle may stall, or have trouble idling include: are vacuum leaks, perhaps a large one, or a dirty or failed idle air control valve.

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