Q: Vehicle stalled while driving

asked by on February 04, 2016

My vehicle died while driving. It has gas and a good charge on the battery. I suspect the fuel system. I had previously had a Check Engine light on for a few days, but it went off. It has been running and idling rough for some time now.

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There are countless potential causes for your problem. The first step is to retrieve the diagnostic trouble code (DTC) associated with your check engine light. This code provides a starting point for the diagnostic procedure. Regardless, any testing will have to be performed when the vehicle is in the act of stalling. A trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, can diagnose and repair your car’s stalling issue in order to make any repairs needed.

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