Q: Wagon stops after cranking it and in traffic

asked by on

My wagon is stopping after cranking it. It is a random thing, but when this happens it takes several attempts before it turns over. Also, I've had it to stop running while I'm driving. There doesn't seem to be any other symptoms to tell you, that I can see. I'm a mom of 3 and don't know much about cars. What should be done to fix this?

The vehicle may have a defective fuel pump. The best thing to do is to have a mobile mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, come to you and check the computer for codes and also check the fuel system to see if the fuel pump or a sensor is the cause of the no start and stalling.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Wagon stops after cranking it and in traffic

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: changing timing belt on 10 year old car with 52k miles, not required till 102 k but decade old belt= bad?

My suggestion would be to take a close look at the belt for microscopic cracks or signs of deterioration. If anything is noted, I would spend the money and replace it as this is a relatively cheap "insurance policy" against...

Q: Ignition, but not speedometer 2006 Dodge Charger

Hi there - if I understand your issue correctly, the speedometer is the failing component. Check fuses for the instrument cluster for blown fuses first, but most likely, the speedometer sensor (aka output speed sensor) on your transmission, or its...

Q: Car starts and then dies

Symptoms like this can be caused by a number of things. Low fuel pressure, no spark, an engaged theft deterrent system are all examples of things that can cause symptoms similar to what you are describing. I would suggest seeking...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...