Q: My car start and shuts right back off i can hear the fuel pump hum so what could it be keeping it from staying running

asked by on

Car starts and shuts back off i can hear the fuel pump hum so what could cause it not to stay running

My car has 52000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

In this situation, the engine will typically shut off due to restriction in fuel flow, a failure in the air fuel mixture or an ignition system malfunction. Due to the multiple possible causes, it’s important to have a mobile mechanic complete an onsite inspection to determine what the precise cause might be. Contact one of our local mechanics to complete a car is stalling inspection so they can pinpoint the source of your Crown Victoria’s issues.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car start and shuts right back off i can hear the fuel pump hum so what could it be keeping it from staying running

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: What can cause the drive belt to stop moving for a second or two, then come back on and repeat?

You should look at the lower crankshaft pulley to see if it is not spinning when the belt stops. If that is the case, then the crankshaft damper rubber is not gripping the hub and needs replaced. If the pulley...

Q: What would be a price estimate of replacing a timing belt but not the the component kit?

The timing belt on your vehicle is recommended to be changed every 60,000-90,000 miles. If a timing belt fails, the engine will stop running, and you may damage the engine. To get an idea of the cost involved to replace...

Q: i ran out of gas with my 2000 seville cadillac and refueled, it rolls over but won't start, why?

In all likelihood, the fuel pump has failed. Fuel pumps rely on gasoline for lubrication as well as cooling. Run it dry and it can overheat. When you turn the key to the ON position without trying to start it,...

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...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...