Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car stalled and would not accelerate.

asked by on

While driving home from work, my son's car stalled and wouldn't accelerate. This lasted for a few hours. After about three hours, he was able to drive it home.

The most common problems with this car is overheating issues. The failures have been cooling fan sensor, thermostat, water pump and fan motors. The problem would have to be verified and diagnosed to see what is causing the problem. I recommend that you have a technician, like one from YourMechanic, check it out for you.

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: Active Body Control problem

Hi. It sounds like there was a small leak in the system that has turned into a bigger one, and now the system can't hold any pressure at all. Typically, there will be puddles of hydraulic fluid leaking from the...

Q: How do you reset the Maintenance Minder?

There are many reasons that you might need to know how to reset the Maintenance Minder™ in your car. Maybe you changed the oil yourself, or maybe you took it to a shop and they forgot to reset it. By...

Q: Highway driving or when stopped, minivan stalls and quits

This is a known issue for your model SUV. Your Mercury dealer has a Technical Service Bulletin regarding this problem (#06-14-10), which addresses re-sealing the computer module. Contact your dealer regarding a repair appointment, any potential charge or customer goodwill...

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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.