Q: Stalls on acceleration, must feather the gas pedal to increase rpm's to keep from stalling

asked by on

The car is a 1955 olds V8 std. three speed. When taking off I must feather the gas pedal and raise rpm's higher than needed to keep car from stalling. Have put in new accelerator pump, new vacuum advance, all other is set to tune up spec. Any help or ideas will be appreciated. Thanks, John

My car has 110376 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

It sounds like the ignition timing may be off a bit especially if you hear a pop noise when you do try to lean into the throttle too quickly. A timing light can be used to check the timing to see where it is exactly and then be advanced or retarded to get it just right. Consider hiring an experienced technician like one from YourMechanic who can come out and take a closer look at your stalling concern to offer a more personal diagnosis and estimate the proper repairs.

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. Stalls on acceleration, must feather the gas pedal to increase rpm's to keep from stalling

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: Check engine light, ABS light on

Hello, thanks for writing in. If the check engine light is coming on and going off then usually it is not too serious. Most of the time this is caused by a sensor that is not reading quite right. The...

Q: My car is leaking oil i got an oil change for it last month but it is still leaking oil what will cause my car to leak oil ?

Most older cars have oil leaks. Sealing technology has just not kept up with mechanical improvements to engines so much so that leaks often kill engines rather than mechanical problems. So, it is not unexpected at all to have an,...

Q: My blower switch only works on #2 speed & high speed could this be the blower resistor?

Hello there, a few common faults can cause your 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass to only work on the #2 speed air flow. You are correct, the blower motor resistor could cause this fault. Other likely causes would be the fan control...

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.