Q: have a 2006 Express 1500 stall randomly with no code will turn over for about 2 seconds if you go straight into start but if you t

asked by on August 15, 2017

The car died randomly got to tell home started right up took it out again died again brought home didn't start. If you turn the key all the way the car will try to start for about 2 seconds then it shuts itself down it's not throwing any codes. If you turn the key into the on position and let it sit for a few seconds and then try to turn the car over it will not. So something is wrong and it happens about two seconds after the key is turned on to the on position. It'll allow the car to try to start until whatever that is happens

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Car is stalling Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

If the starter motor is not functioning consistently, that is if it works but then cuts out early, that suggests an electrical problem in the starter or starter circuit. If the car is starting though with no issue but the problem is immediate stalling typical causes for such immediate stalling are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors, faulty fuel pump or pump circuit), contaminated or old gasoline, defective throttle position sensor, faulty idle air control valve, leaks in the EGR system, intake vacuum leaks, and so forth. If you request an engine stalling diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you promptly. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

low oil service sign, I checked it, it had none. So I put 3 quarts, some came out and started smoking can I drive it for 2 miles

This is a case where you may be better off calling the tow truck. It will cost a bit, but if there is something seriously wrong you may make a complete wreck of your engine by driving. When the engine...

I have Chevrolet Epica ls 2010 automatic 6 cylinder car. I want to change gearbox. Please tell me which car model's gearbox will fit to my car.

The gearbox (transmission) that is in your vehicle will fit the years 2007 through 2010 from the Epica, Daewoo, and Tosca. They all have the same manual 5 speed transmission.

Car has been misfiring 2007 Mercury Mountaineer

Hello - first task is to check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine is lit or not. If it is, there should be an indication of which cylinder is misfiring. Misfiring can be ignition related - plugs, coils, timing...

p4020 code is my o2 sensor bad?

Hi there: The OBD-II error code P0420 generally indicates a Catalyst System Efficiency is below threshold (Bank 1). The upstream oxygen sensor is located in front of the catalytic converter. If the upstream oxygen sensor is working properly, its readings...

Honda overheating

Hello there, a variety of faults that can cause your 2001 Honda Civic to overheat. Your vehicle has two cooling fans, one is for the AC, the other is for the radiator. When the engine reaches operating temperature both fans...

A little oil in radiator?

Since you have a manual transmission, there are no transmission oils going into a cooler in the radiator. The only way coolant and oil can mix is from the engine oil getting into the coolant passing in the engine. This...

Car overheating and smoking

Hi there. Engine overheating can cause catastrophic engine damage so I suggest you address this issue as soon as possible. I would start by pressure testing the cooling system. This test uses dedicated equipment to pressurize the system and pinpoint...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Undercover Cop
If If you're an undercover cop, when you choose a used vehicle, your main purpose is to look like anything but a cop. That means, of course, that an unmarked Crown Victoria is probably not the wisest choice. We’ve...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu
While While many people thought that Toyota and Honda had taken over the mid-size family sedan market with models like the Camry and the Accord, Chevrolet surprised the whole market with the Malibu. Available with either a four- our six-cylinder...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
The The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is not only the only domestic subcompact sedan (or hatchback) on the market today, but it’s also one of the most versatile models in its class. This entry-level subcompact car – available in both sedan...