Why Does My Car Keep Stalling?

Don’t you hate that feeling? You know, that feeling when your car keeps stalling. That one. It’s kind of a helpless feeling. You’re not sure if it’s going to get you where you need to be. You’re not even sure if it’s going to get you down the street. The fear that it could stop in the middle of the freeway during rush hour is real.

No one wants to go through that scenario. You have to jump out of your car and try to push it to the side of road, while hundreds of other drivers curse you for slowing them down and creating a horrible backup. So, if you’ve noticed your vehicle having some issues with stalling lately, then get it into Hoesly Eco Automotive for a diagnosis. Don’t get stuck in the middle of the freeway during rush hour.

Most Common Reasons Your Engine Stalls

But you might wonder what’s casing this issue in the first place. The fact is, there are several possible reasons you car, truck, crossover, or SUV might be stalling. Here are some of the most common issues.

Faulty oxygen or mass flow sensors – these sensors are used to determine how much oxygen enters the fuel stream. They help your car adjust the air-to-fuel ratio. If you don’t have the right amount of oxygen your car won’t have maximum power. Your vehicle will run fine at driving speeds, but as it slows down you won’t have the right amount of power. And thus it will have a stalling effect.

Bad transmission – this is a very common reason for stalling. Most cars on the road these days have an automatic transmission, which uses a torque converter. If the torque converter is not functioning right or is broken, it leads to a low fluid level in the transmission. The converter won’t function properly and that leads to stalling when your vehicle slows down.

Fuel pressure issues – there are several possible problems with the fuel system that can lead to stalling. If your fuel pump or your fuel injectors are bad, you’re going to experience reduced fuel pressure, which could lead to stalling. Again, you won’t notice any problems at driving speeds, but when your vehicle slows the engine will start to cut out.

Idle air control actuator is bad – this part controls your vehicle’s RPM during idle. The actuator gets information from the electronic control unit and uses that information to keep your car running at the right RPMs during idle. But when this part quits working right the engine doesn’t get the necessary signal so it simply stops running.

Bad wiring – another source of stalling issues comes from bad wiring. If your wires get loose, or become corroded you’ll likely get inconsistent firing during ignition. That will stall your engine almost every time. Your wires need to have a consistent connection at all times with the ignition circuit or your engine loses power quickly. When it slows down it will stall.

Fix the Stalling Issue With Hoesly Automotive

If you’re tired of your vehicle stalling at random times then it’s time to get it in to Hoesly Automotive. Let our ASE Certified technicians diagnose the problem and get it fixed. We’ll get your vehicle back to you as quickly as we can and make sure it’s running as smoothly as possible. We never cut corners or charge you for repairs you don’t need. Just give us a call today or click here to set up an appointment online. You can always trust Hoesly Automotive for all of your auto repair needs in Vancouver WA. Come see us today in downtown Vancouver for trusted, reliable auto repair and maintenance.

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