Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car stalling when idling

asked by on

My vehicle is leaking fuel near the front and wants to stall when my car is idling. The Check Engine light comes on and the engine shakes and hesitates while driving. I changed the spark plugs, fuel filter, O2 sensor, pigtail harness, and replaced the hose between the air filter and engine.

The fuel leak needs to be identified and fixed before you drive it due to the fire hazard. The other problems can be checked after the fuel leak is fixed. The fuel leak may be the whole issue or the engine may have other issues like oil leaking from the valve cover into the spark plug holes shorting out the spark plugs. I recommend having a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect your fuel leak issue.

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

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: Key not working when I try and start car.

Based on the fact that someone tried to steal it, I would say it is possible that there is now a fault in your security system that is causing your vehicle not to start. However, it just could be an...

Q: What Are the Top Transmission Problems That Should Never Be Ignored?

Ignoring problems with cars is like ignoring problems with teeth. Waiting longer usually just results in more pain and expense. Seeing transmission fluid on the ground under your vehicle should get your attention right away. Transmission fluid is usually reddish-brown....

Q: Acceleration trouble.

Hello, It sounds like the vehicle responds adversely to various loads being put on it such as sitting at the stop light and being put into gear. Both of these situations cause a load to be put on the motor...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...