Q: Car starting and then stalling.

asked by on

My car starts, but then it cuts off. It might possibly be the fuel filter.

Hello. A fuel filter is a reasonable solution to take into consideration. Though a clogged fuel filter will often keep a vehicle from starting, a partially clogged filter may allow enough fuel for the engine to start and not enough volume to support a running motor. Fuel delivery is important as well as air metering. Proper idle air control, and air metering, are important as the engine’s computer relies on these values to keep the engine running. Have a trained technician, like the ones we have here at YourMechanic, come out to inspect your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car starting and then stalling.

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: Car stalled after overheating.

It sounds like the engine overheated lost oil pressure and the engine seized up. The cause may of been the thermostat to cause the overheating, but if you continued to drive it after it overheated then you may have been...

Q: Water soaked carpets leaks

Hello there. A few different items can cause a leak when it rains for the 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva. The most common are a window seal, door seal, damaged door, or sunroof seal if equipped. Any of the seals should be...

Q: Shutter

The shuddering problem is coming from the CVT transmission and may be an internal clutch slippage or valve body pressure problem. This will require the transmission to be pressure tested to see if it is due to the wrong fluids...

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.