Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Stalling tottering 50 mph

asked by on

Whenever I drive about 17 miles or more or go over 50 mph I have problems with my Storm tottering and stalling. I changed the fuel filter, strainer, pump, spark plugs, wires and air filter. I don't know what else to change. Do you have any ideas? I don't know where to look next.

A: Hello there, thank you for asking about you...

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1991 Geo Storm. There may be an issue in the vehicle’s ignition system. Hire an experienced technician, like one from YourMechanic, to inspect the distributor assembly for any faults. The ignition coil is inside the distributor with an engine position sensor. There is also a crank angle sensor. All of these components work together with proper fuel pressure and air entering to keep the vehicle running. If you need help finding what is causing the issue, have a technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect your stalling problem.

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

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: I'm trying to find out what is wrong with my car

Based on the symptoms you described it seems as if your fan clutch or water pump may be having an issue. I would recommend having your cooling system pressure tested by a qualified professional to determine the exact source of...

Q: RPMs idling low.

Problems like your describing sound to me like a vacuum leak, or the throttle body might just be due for a cleaning. Modern throttle bodies are completely computer controlled and if carbon deposits aren't cleaned regularly it can affect drivability...

Q: Killed the truck and now it will turn over, but it will not start

Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like the fuel pressure regulator is bad and leaking fuel into the engine. This can make the engine stall, smell of fuel, not start, or even crank if engine is flooded of fuel....

Related articles

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.