Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why does my car go dead while driving or when I crank it up?

asked by on

Why does my car go dead while driving or when I crank it up?

My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. This can happen ...

Hi, thanks for writing in. This can happen for many reasons. If the car is stalling while driving this could be anything from electrical or charging issues to a lack of fuel or air which can be very difficult to trace without the proper tools. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to confirm a diagnosis on the issue and make or suggest the necessary repairs or replacements.

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: Leaking power steering fluid

If your vehicle is hard to turn and you are positive you are leaking power steering fluid, the leak is the cause of this issue. The power steering system is a hydraulic system that relies on a specific amount of...

Q: Will the Check Engine Light turn off by itself or do I need to manually turn it off after I fix the problem?

Hey there, thanks for writing in. The computer for this year will not turn off the light on its own until the Check Engine Light is turned off using a scanner. The Check Engine Light should be scanned to document...

Q: Replaced fuel pump in tank. But still no gas getting to carb. Gonna check filter under bed in morn to be sure it's working

With a fully charged battery, if the pump volume and pressure at the tank outlet is normal, but pressure falls off at the delivery point (carburetor, fuel rail), there is a restriction somewhere in the line and/or in the fuel...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...