Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car stops at high speed, stalls at stops, trouble starting. 1997 Geo Metro

asked by on

My car ocassionally has difficulty starting up. Also, when I'm driving at higher speeds it would stop out of the blue. When I'm about to bring it to a halt, the car would shut off completely. What might be causing this?

A: Hi there, thanks for writing in about your ...

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Geo Metro. This sounds like inadequate fuel supply or a low fuel pressure issue. Both of these could be caused by a clogged fuel filter, or a failing fuel pump. If you would like to have this checked, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your location to diagnose the stalling issue and perform appropriate repairs.

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: 1984 Chevy G10 Van 4.1 side of the alternator is hot. I parked it but now I get no power to ignition.

Some of these older vehicles have a fusible link in the wiring between the battery and the starter. It would be a thin wire - probably light gray or maybe black. While it looks like a regular wire, inside the...

Q: Transmission slips out of fifth gear, makes grinding sounds

This is possibly a transmission shifter adjustment issue (5th gear, non-engagement). The noise issue may be related, but it is potentially serious regardless. You don't mention what kind of "transmission problems" caused you to have the clutch repaired, but that...

Q: Seatbelt, moonroof, and USB port broken

Hi there. If the seatbelt is damaged, I would have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible, to determine if it needs a new seatbelt, as it is not safe to ride in any vehicle without a seatbelt. The moonroof,...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...
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.