Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Vehicle dies when I give it gas.

asked by on

My vehicle cuts off when I press the gas pedal.

The vehicle may have more than one problem causing this problem. These problems were from things like the coolant sensor giving false readings, engine control modules failing, throttle position sensors failing and the mass air flow sensors failing. All of these could cause your problem along with a list of other problems like stalling, hesitation, no start, bucking, or loss of power to name just a few. I recommend to have a qualified mechanic check it out such as one from YourMechanic. They may be able to isolate your problem down to one of these components.

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: 93 Oldsmobile Cutlass supreme won't start.

Hi there. Check the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors and make sure that they are plugged in. If the engine is cranking but not starting then the crankshaft position sensor could have failed. Also, check the mass air flow sensor...

Q: I have a 2010 Mustang. The eletric seat switch stopped working. The dealership said it will cost $1,475.00 to replace the motor, s

I think you are asking for this "general" sort of repair if "the cost is rational or economically defensible?" The answer is "No". To make any sense of the price, you need a pinpoint diagnostic. In other words, EXACTLY which...

Q: Transmission warning light

Hello. If a warning light is coming on for your transmission, it needs immediate attention. The longer you drive with transmission problems and the warning light on, the more damage to the transmission is done. What we don't want to...

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...