Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Vehicle stalling when stopping or turning.

asked by on

At first, when I pressed the brake pedal to stop my vehicle completely, I would hear a rumbling/grinding noise. Now, every time I turn or stop, the engine turns off as well. Once stopped, it takes a while for the vehicle to restart and drive again.

A: Hi. As for the grinding, I believe you shou...

Hi. As for the grinding, I believe you should have your brakes inspected. If the engine stalls and will not restart, that is the best time to see what the engine is missing to run properly. I find it strange that it happens only when you turn or brake. That could indicate loose wiring, bad connectors, or cracked sensors. There are many possibilities for this and some basic tests would need to be performed when the engine is not starting. Scan the computer for codes, check for spark, injector pulse, and fuel pressure. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the stalling issue and replace any failing 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: I untwisted my radiator cap when it was hot like an idiot and fluid came out the top and bottom

You're very lucky that you didn't get badly burned. Opening the radiator on an overheating car can be very dangerous. When the car warms up, pressure builds up and suddenly releasing it like that can be pretty exciting. Obviously you...

Q: Does the fuel pump ground to the pcm on a 2002 grand Prix.

No, the fuel pump ground is in the right door sill on the body. If you check the fuel pump power to the wire that is grey, and it comes from the fuel pump relay in the engine compartment fuse...

Q: Temperature fluctuates up and down

The coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this switch is not working properly, this can cause the fans to come on intermittently, all the time or...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.