Questions tagged [stall]

An engine unintentionally stop running. Often caused by overloading or lugging with a manual transmission, an engine may also stall due to mechanical or electrical problems.

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Why do cars die after removing jumper cables?

I work at an auction site where we have to move cars from one spot to another. Often, we get a car with a dead battery that we have to jump. I've noticed that if the jumper cables are removed a ...
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WHY does an engine stall? (manual transmission)

Before you write off my question as one that's been answered a million times already, I want to clarify. I understand that the engine needs to go a certain rpm and when you try to engage the clutch ...
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Non-functional gas pedal, engine stalling, dead battery: broken alternator?

I have a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The following happened twice within a few days: I stopped at a red light. When the light turned green, pressing the gas pedal had no effect at all. However, the car would ...
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Rough idle @ stoplights - O2 sensors reading zero voltage

I have an '05 4.7L Dodge Dakota that has had an issue with rough idle for over a year now. It seems to only happen after coming to a stop at a traffic light. It seems to happen more often after having ...
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Car stalls/dies suddenly while driving and is not starting again

I own a Indian Make TATA INDICA Ev2 (CR4) Turbo Engine car. I did rebore recently and the mileage was 130,000 KMs. After rebore first service of 3000 km is successfully completed and now I'm facing a ...
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Does stalling damage my car?

I sometimes stall my car, as I have a new one and the biting point is so high. Anyway, someone told me stalling damages my car, but all it does is force the engine to a stop... Does constant ...
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Car stalls and won't restart, but disconnecting the battery fixes it?

2005 scion tc 5 speed. 106xxx Yesterday driving home car stalls out on the highway and power steering goes with it. Battery and oil light come on and won't restart immediately. Dash lights still ...
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Harley Davidson clattering noise from engine, backfire and failure to start

Harleys are notorious for valve noise or clicking from exhaust, so when my 2011 Ultra with 110 Screamin' Eagle started clattering a bit more than usual I didn't worry too much, but then a few miles ...
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Idling issues on 1995 Kawasaki ZZR600

The bike was running rough and could not get a constant idle speed. I checked the air filter and it was pretty well shot (contamination, etc.). As I awaited delivery of the new air filter, as a test I ...
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94 Z28 LT1 Camaro. Intermittent stalling/starting problem. Been haunting me forever

94 Z28 LT1 Camaro. Intermittent stalling/starting problem. Been haunting me forever. Typically my car will start fine when it's been sitting overnight. Then I'll drive to the gym which is 2 miles away....
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Ford Focus engine cuts out at 3000+ RPM

I should provide a little background to this issue as I believe the two are most likely related. The car is a Ford Focus 2008 1.6 TDCi Diesel (UK) which this year has had a brand new battery and ...
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My engine stalled and wont restart - after downshifting - Automatic Trans [closed]

My engine stalled and wont restart - All I did was downshift... 2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited. V6 - 3.8 Liter EFI. For some history, a couple days ago I noticed a clicking sound - it ...
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Could a faulty fuel level sensor cause a vehicle to stall?

I have a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe with just over 90,000 KMs and recently the fuel gauge started to fluctuate wildly. I had the sensor's replaced and filled the tank and it only showed half full. So one ...
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My brand new bike stopped while running - why? [duplicate]

I purchased a brand new Royal Enfield Classic 350 yesterday. This morning I rode it to my office (around 20 Km), parked in the basement, and in the evening I started to ride home. After 10 Km the ...
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car stalls after lifting rear end

Today I lifted the rear end of my 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport on jack stands and removed the wheels to replace the brake pads. I removed a little brake fluid, but then realized that the pads ...
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Motorcycle dies while riding in cold

I have a 2008 Suzuki Intruder (VL250) that is really struggling to run in the cold weather. It stalls and dies, loses power while riding, and dies while waiting at the lights. When I warm it up, even ...
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How to access the Idle Air Control Valve, Renault Clio mk2

I have an idling issue with my Renault Clio mk2 1.2L 2002 - the engine stalls as I slow down at lights and roundabouts etc... I have been searching the web for solutions to this problem, Most answers ...
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'96 Saab starts, stalls

My poor Saab 900 is having touble getting going. I was away for about a month, and got the oil changed before I left. When I came back, I drove the car to my grandmother's and back, about 15 minutes ...
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2004 Tahoe Conking, Glub Glub Glub

My 2004 Tahoe is not running well and conked out on me the other day. I just had it repaired for some other reasons and the repair shop suggested we needed to have spark plugs replaced so it will run ...
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03 Honda Accord lx 2.4 vtech misfires and stalls when cold

I've replaced spark plugs, tps, iac and cleaned the mass air flow sensor and throttle body and the sensor that reads the intake pressure, and both oxygen sensor. The cat has been gutted out for about ...
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2011 Ford Focus 1.6 (UK) stalling often

Over the past 6-8 months my 2011 (<40k miles on the clock) Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec has started to stall. A lot. It's worse in busy traffic with a lot of stopping and starting or at a slow speeds ...
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1993 Merc 300SE always stalling soon after startup, fuel pressure tests > 50psi

From the moment car starts to the moment engine stalls, which is about 40 - 60 seconds, fuel pressure is always above 50 psi. Can I safely conclude stalling is not caused by fuel system problems? I ...
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Does the a gasoline or diesel engine supply fuel at high speeds when not pressing the pedal and more

Let say I directly connect a small engine to my bicycle, and that I'm superman who can overcome any force. Then I start cycling (using my legs...) - the engine starts to rotate, even though I haven't "...
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Why does my car die completely (after a battery recharge)?

Recently, the keys in my car were left in the ignition in the 'on' position and my battery was drained. I posted a question about replacing v. recharging (24930). I removed the battery from the car ...
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Car stalls when braking (VW Mk1 Golf)

I have bought a Mk1 Cabriolet that has been sitting for over a year. I am trying to get it road worthy. So far so good, but I am having an issue with the engine and braking: The engine stalls when I ...
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No Acceleration, loss of power, backfiring, CEL, stalling

91 Caprice - l am having problems on acceleration, loss of power, backfiring, check engine light, stalling. Had to repair shop three times and they have not fixed it. Is there a scanner that can ...
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What can cause intermittant stalling for a Ford Windstar van?

I have a Ford Windstar 1996 3.8L engine with 170k miles on it. Recently, it started stalling with no warning after the car runs for about 45 minutes. There are no OBDII codes showing, nor any ...
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Car lost power. New alternator, new battery, and just had an oil change

I am hoping this was my mistake. My apartment has a steep hill to go down for the garage. I went to turn the corner and noticed the garage was opening. I pressed on the break, put my car in reverse. ...
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Ignition coil overheating: what to blame?

I have got in the past ignition coil overheating, making the engine run very erratically and in some cases it even wouldn't run at all until the coil got cooler. In one occasion I changed the coil for ...
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Automatic: revs dropping then stalling when stopped at lights

Kia Sedona 2012 automatic. Drove 180 miles on a full tank of fuel without any problems. Started the car the next day and it didn't start cleanly but did eventually. Was waiting on the drive with the ...
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1998 Nissan Sentra (automatic): Hard/No (Re)start, Intermittent Stalling, Jerky Acceleration

In an attempt to be as detailed and thorough as I could be in order to correctly and potentially definitively diagnose the issue(s) plaguing the vehicle in question, this post is very long. ...
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2011 Hyosung GT250R - Stalls and Stutters at Lights [closed]

I have owned a 2011 EFI Hyosung GT250R for about a month. I haven't had any problems. Today, I was riding in 2nd gear and I shifted down to 1st to make a quick stop, and once stopped the idle speed ...
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Car stalls when shifting from reverse to forward

On a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I'm seeing the vehicle stall occasionally after I back out of my driveway (~40 feet) and shift into forward. It doesn't exhibit the problem every time, but it seems to ...
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Car Stalls When Coming To Stop

A Little Information About Car: Make: Chevrolet Model: Daewoo Joy (local name in Pakistan), Matiz (name in other markets) 1.0 ltr Year: 2008 KM: 112500 Transmission: Manual I have a strange, but ...
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96 Suburban intermittent falter/stall immediate restart

96 GMC K1500 Suburban. Falters/stalls. Intermittent. So far low speed/parking lot acceleration from stop. Also deceleration low speed as in coming to stop. Radio cuts in and out around the time of the ...
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How does this ignition coil work? Why are there two wires, and where should they be connected?

I'm having ignition problems with my car (1985 Suzuki Samurai). Sometimes the engine will die randomly while driving, and often when warm it will have problem starting. I bought a new ignition coil, ...
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08 Silverado 5.3 cold start exhaust smoke and engine stall

For some time now I've been getting a considerable amount of dark smoke from my tailpipe on cold starts which I believe to be an oil burning issue. I have an oil consumption test in progress, so far ...
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engine stalling when coming to a stop

2002 Chrysler Town&Country mini-van (Limited model) 145,000 miles When coming to a stop, my van is stalling. As soon as I let up on the gas to begin to slow down in order to stop, the engine ...
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Craftsman Push Mower Dying After Running a few minutes

I received a Craftsman push mower (Model 917.377543) from my sister. She had left it outside all winter in the snow/rain. I have got to the point where the mower will run for 15-20 minutes initially ...
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2010 Hyundai Tucson Intermittently Stalling After Starting

My wife drives a 2010 Hyundai Tucson. Back in March or April it died on her while starting it up. It cranked fine, ran for 5-10 seconds, and then stalled. She was able to then start it up again and it ...
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Engine stalls when RPMs reach 4500 under load, but not when vehicle stationary

I have a 2006 BMW 325ci. There are 2 faults, one is life threatening. 1) Driving on freeway if I attempt to pass and engine reaches 4500 rpm it suddenly stalls, and I coast to the side and survive ...
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98 Mazda 626 with Intermitant Stall and Restart Problem

I have a 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L ATX which I don't drive allot, and which has had a few unusual stalls and almost stalls, one of which I had trouble restarting after. In the past say two months, I had ...
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Car turning off everytime I idle

My car currently has multiple fault codes: P0031 - Heater control unit (HO2s) P0037 - Heater control unit P0403 - Exhaust gas recirculation P0342 - Camshaft sensor My mechanic says we will need to ...
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What causes my car to die while in park after pressing on the brake?

My 98 Saturn SW2 Starts up just fine. When I press on the brake to move out of park my car dies and while pressing on the brake the dash lights come on. My fiance and I have replaced; spark plugs ...
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Engine reving up and then stalling when first starting

When I start my car the revs shoot up to over 2k and then drop back down causing the car to stall. If I keep my foot gently on the gas I can keep the revs up and prevent the stall from happening. ...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L electrical problems

I am new to this and in need of some advice. I just purchased a 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L, with 211,000 miles and have some electrical problems. I noticed that one of the two green wires on the back ...
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2000 Tacoma Stalls then Wont Idle

I have a 2000 Toyota Tacoma that has stalled 3 times in the past 6 months. The engine will turn off while exiting the freeway, admittedly at a faster pace than normal, and following the off-ramp as ...
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Resolved: Idle RPMs fluctuate and engine hesitation

I am kind of stumped. I have a 1996 Toyota Rav4 that is acting weird. Let me start with the list of recent repairs. I gave it: a tune-up (new sparks, wires, distributor cap and rotor) changed the ...
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2004 Mercury Sable -Trouble with starting and stalling

I've had my car in and out of the shop for several weeks and I'm really becoming very frustrated. I don't really know ANYTHING about cars, but about a month ago the car would sporadically have ...
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Toyota auris 2010 stalls when you remove oil cap while engine is idling

I was inspecting a used Toyota Auris (2009-2010). I turned the engine on and with the car idling I removed the oil cap from the engine. The car stalled within seconds and the engine almost shut down. ...

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