While driving my car will shut off if you start it again ...

Q: While driving my car will shut off if you start it again it will act like it's flooded for about 10 minutes then will start?

asked by on September 25, 2017

My car will shut off sometimes and when you try to start it up it will start but shuts right back off,i just had the fuel filter changed,

My car has 137 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should get the fuel pressure checked and the computer scanned. If running too rich then your fuel pressure may be too high or you have a leaking injector. A computer test will tell you if you have a sensor issue like a bad mass air flow sensor that can cause the excessive fuel injected into the engine and can cause this issue also.

Was this answer helpful?
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

How do I open the fuel tank cap?

You have to open the fuel tank cap when you want to put gas in or an additive. You want the engine to be shut off for safety. Locate the fuel door release lever, which is on the floor by...

Steering does not respond properly, do i need to replace the gear box?

As you know, the sway bar connects suspension components on opposite sides of the vehicle. The stabilizer bar should be checked for stiffness. This causes side-to-side motion in the car which affects steering and handling of the vehicle. Failure to...

Problem with ignition

Hello, the ignition switches are known to fail, causing issues like the ones you are experiencing. There was recall 14123 for ignition switch replacement. You should call the dealer with your VIN to see if your car is eligible for...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Chevrolet Chevrolet has always had a good name when it comes to the vehicles they make, and that is doubly true for their SUVs. The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid has all of the great features that you would want from...
Can a Loose Gas Cap Let Gas Leak Out of the Fuel Tank?
The The short answer is: yes ... kind of. What escapes out of a loose or faulty gas cap is gas vapor. Gas vapor rises off of the pool of gasoline in the tank and hangs around in the...
2012 Toyota Camry vs. 2012 Chevrolet Malibu: Which One Should I Buy?
Mid-size sedans are the perfect family vehicle; offering just enough space for you and a few kids, but not so much that a small family will feel lost in them. This class of vehicles is slightly larger than a compact...