Q: Car shuts off when stepping on pedal

asked by on April 10, 2017

Car starts step on gas to go the car dies

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, A number of things may cause the car to shut off when stepping on the gas pedal such as a bad fuel pump, a vacuum leak, a clogged fuel filter or a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at your vehicle to properly diagnose and repair.

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