Q: My car stops when engine gets warm and while I am driving I stop on red light and car suddenly turn off and I have to hit starter

asked by on April 22, 2016

My car stops when engine gets hot but before it turn off it shakes a little bit And I have been having this problem for a while my friends are making fun of me because of the car and while I am driving I stop on red light and car suddenly turn off and I have to hit starter little bit to make it start again need help please do I need to change starter?? And also when I try to park on sideways and when I reverse it; it suddenly turn off and again have to hit starter little bit again and again . On time I hit car while I on middle lane and the light came green and when I try to turn and let the break go and it turn off and hit the car that was behind me could u tell me what the problem is with my car thanks

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, from what you’ve described it sounds like you are having several different issues. The starter should have nothing to do with it stalling, but it will have something to do with the car restarting if it doesn’t turn the engine well. The stalling can be from the distributor or possibly a computer sensor.

The scenario where you hit a car from behind may be from another problem, alongside with the idling of the engine. Without knowing the model and engine size of your car I can only say so much. I would suggest having a mechanic do a thorough check of the entire car to check the engine, brakes, and computer systems to see if the problems can be identified and repaired, or at the very least quoted.

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

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

My air conditioning stopped cooling the air in my 2010 Toyota Corolla

It is statistically unlikely that you had, at the same time, BOTH a leaking condenser and a leaking compressor on a 6 year old vehicle with only 50,000 miles. Indeed, the fact that after replacement of those two parts, the...

hi, what can i change on my 2006 4runner to give it smoother ride on bumpy roads

There can be some gains in comfort by changing the tires to, for example, top rated tires as tested by Consumer Reports. The best thing to do is review Consumer Reports' tire ratings and recommendations for the particular tire type...

Prius 2011 hybrid system check message .orange triangle with exclamation mark icon

Hello there. Many different items can cause the hybrid check light to come on. The most likely are a failed 12 volt battery, software issue, hybrid battery issue, wiring issue, or auxiliary hybrid cooler. If you would like to have...

Related articles

The Top 5 Selling Cars in Kansas in 2012
Kansas Kansas sees a varied climate with all four seasons, which means drivers in the area choose a variety of vehicles. In years past, some of the front-runners have included the Ford F-150, Buick and Toyota Camry. 2012’s top five...
2012 Ford Fusion vs. 2012 Toyota Camry: Which Should I Buy?
While most people believe that domestic sedans just cannot compete with the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry, the industry leaders, that is not necessarily true. Yes, there are some metrics where the Camry just excels, however the Ford Fusion...
Top Automotive News & Stories – September 3-9
This week's top auto news: Ford's 3D printed future, Dieselgate guilty plea, Toyota Supra prototype spied, LaFerrari Aperta on the road, and more.