Q: Car stalling after idling for a few minutes

asked by on

My car starts fine, but if I let it idle for a minute or two, or try to drive it, it stalls out, though it starts right back up again.

Firstly, the engine should be checked for failure codes and then the throttle body should be cleaned for any carbon build up that may be on the throttle plates. The idle position should be relearned as well so that the computer can control the idle for you. I recommend having a certified mechanic come and check the vehicle for you. They will be able to scan for codes and check the throttle body for carbon buildup in order to fix your stalling problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car stalling after idling for a few minutes

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: Vehicle stalling

The most common cause of a vehicle stall would be a vacuum leak or an AC pressure switch. As for the overheating problem, this may or not be related to the stalling issue. If it is related, I would also...

Q: Car only starts when pressing the gas pedal

Hi. The computer system that runs your engine has a memory system that requires the battery to keep it alive. If the battery is disconnected for any reason, the computer learns that specific idle, which is no the appropriate one....

Q: 2012 Kia Sedona - Major gas leaking. Shop said it was the fuel injectors

Without visually seeing the leak it is hard to know if the fuel rail or injectors are the cause of the fuel leak. The fuel injector seal to the fuel rail may be leaking. If you want another mechanic like...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...