Q: My car will turn over, but dies a second later unless I keep my foot on the gas. It happened randomly, I drove it fine an hour bef

asked by on

It drove just fine an hour before this. Then I went to start my car and the engine would fire up, but very weakly and only for a second before it shut off. I figured out that it will stay running if I keep my foot on the gas, but as soon as I take it off the gas it dies.

My car has 166000 miles.

Hi there:

It’s possible that you have damage to your fuel pump, mass air flow sensor or a vacuum leak that is causing your 2002 Dodge Intrepid to stall quickly. The best way to know for certain is to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is stalling inspection so they can determine what’s damaged and recommend the right repairs be made.

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 will turn over, but dies a second later unless I keep my foot on the gas. It happened randomly, I drove it fine an hour bef

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: My temperature gauge is going from cold to hot in a half mile. The hose going to the thermastat is HOT. Does it sound like the the

If the thermostat is open you will get the hot bottom and top hoses. Check to make sure the fan clutch is locking up and giving enough air flow across the radiator. If you have electric fan style, then is...

Q: Q: Car turns over, but will not start

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1995 Chrysler Intrepid. The powertrain control module (PCM) controls ignition timing by controlling the ground path to each coil. It uses signals from the crank sensor and cam sensor to determine spark...

Q: Q: Check Engine light coming on.

I would have the check engine light inspected by a YourMechanic Technician, They can pull codes off the computer and determine what is malfunctioning.

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 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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.