Q: Car stalling in the summer

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My car is stalling while I am driving, but only during the summer months. I had an antifreeze elbow leak not too long ago. Could it have something to do with the crankshaft sensor?

Hi. Your vehicle may be experiencing an overheating issue. Also the stalling can be due to a drop in pressure in your intake system. If your Check Engine Light is illuminated, a mechanic sent by YourMechanic can scan the car’s computer to diagnose your stalling issue.

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