Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Fuel rail once went bad. Driver side spark plugs good other side black. Fires up idles a few secs then shuts down.

asked by on

Fuel rail once went bad. Driver side spark plugs good other side black. Fires up idles a few secs then shuts down. Hit gas it stalls.

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You need to have the fuel pressure checked ...

You need to have the fuel pressure checked to see if the pressure holds steady when the key is cycling on and off. The pressure regulator may be leaking fuel into the intake flooding the three cylinders with fuel. Have the system checked to see if this is the problem or diagnose the problem. If you would like, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to address your cars issue, and make necessary repairs including the possible replacement of your fuel pressure regulator.

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

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!

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 starts, but then shuts off

There are many possibilities that could cause your concern. The most likely cause would be one of the engine sensors not reading correctly. If the computer isn't getting the right info the engine may not be able to continue running...

Q: how do i fix it

Any number of components can cause a stalling issue. It can be as simple as a vacuum leak, to as severe as an engine control unit or more. If there is a vacuum leak caused by a broken intake hose,...

Q: Truck accelerated past 35 and started sputtering

Hello there, thank you for asking about your car. The first thing that comes to mind is a secondary ignition misfire (spark plugs, wires, etc.). An ignition misfire is most noticeable under load and can be felt as a shudder...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...