Why does a car stall when stepping on brakes causes my volts to drag down and kills the engine?

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Check for vaccuum leaks this could be your problem.

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Why does my engine stall when coming to a stop?

When the actuator malfunctions, the engine gets no signal for idling speed and stops working.Clogged or restricted EGR Valve: If your EGR valve is clogged, dirty, or defective it can cause your car to stall, idle erratically, or sputter, depending on whether it is stuck open or closed.

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Why does the abs light stay on and my brakes seem to drag on a 1998 Caravan?

most likely you need new brake pads

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Why does my car stall when I brake?

One way the car stalls is if there is a leak in the brake booster, either by a blockage of the vacuum hose or a cracked, ruptured or leaking diaphragm.Air in the brake fluid from a hole in the system can prevent proper pressure to the brakes.The car may also stall due to a vacuum leak in the anti...

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Why does my car hum when stepping on the gas?

wen stepping on the peddal it show that it sukin alot of fuelBecause it doesn't know the words to the song.

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When checking alternator on my 1995 linclon mark 8 the voltage runs from 8 volts to 14.3 volts and back down to 8 volts.?

If the engine is idling when you hit 8 V, it's probably ok, but if the regulator cannot maintain 14.3 V, you probably need to either rebuild the alternator or get a new one.

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Why does my car cut out when i step on the gas when trying to start.?

you need to disconnect the two wire spout connector shorting bar located between the battery and data link connector

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Why does a speedin g car turn around when the driver suddenly steps on the brake?

It SHOULD stop in a straight line ! If you mean like in the movies, they turn the steering wheel while they step on the brake - sending the car into a controlled skid.

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What causes knocking in the front end and it goes away when step on the brakes?

Front Wheel Drive, could be bad CV Joints, Could be Control arm Bushings...

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Why does intstument panel dim when you step on brakes?

because it just so happens that the main feed for the energy to power the panel runs through a wire that runs along parrell to where the brake pedal is no worries your safe

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What causes my engine to rev up and down?

The idle is controlled by the idle air control valve and if it cannot keep the engine idling it will keep trying to rev the engine up to compensate.A vacuum leak, sensor that has failed, or an EGR system malfunction could potentially be the cause of the erratic engine you're experiencing.

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What causes your car to hesitate when steping on the gas and why does it stall when you are slowing down taking a turn and you are pressing on the gas?

I had the same problem with my eh Holden and found that the carby bowl was dirty and the main jet was blocked.if its on a injector car try cleaning the injectors with a fuel additaveKen

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Why does my car stall when driving?

If the fuel pump isn't supplying enough fuel to the engine, or if the air/fuel mixture is too lean, the engine doesn't produce enough combustion in the power cycle to stay running, and will stall.A faulty fuel pump or incorrect timing can cause this.It causes a misfire that can cause the engine t...

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What causes cars to stall when applying brakes?

If you have vacuum activated power brakes (big diaphragm) and you have a leak, this will cause 2 different symptoms. Some cars will notice a raise in the idle, and some cars will stall when you hit the brakes. Check the hose that is connected from the intake manifold to the power booster diaphrag...

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What caused a squeal and the car to stall when you turned on the defroster?

The defroster is drawing more electrical current than the alternator can produce. It could be that the belt is slipping and the battery is margianally low so that when you turn on the defroster the alternator can't keep up and the battery isn't able to provide enough current to keep the ignition ...

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Why does my engine stall when I give it gas?

Some common reasons for motor vehicle stalls include: An empty gas tank.A fuel mixture that isn't rich enough (this is usually the cause of cold stalling and intermittent stalling) A faulty fuel pump, alternator or EGR valve.

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Why does my car engine rev up and down when in park?

The idle valve is probably stuck. It probably needs to be changed. ----------------------------------- This may also indicate a vacuum air leak. My Odyssey did this recently. The idle and all other vacuum systems are connected. If one leaks, the idle may be effected. Question: Is your TCS light c...

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What causes speedometer and tachometer to fluctuate at idle on 96 grand am and cause engine to rev up and down for some minutes then stall?

Do you have a check engine light? If so, get it scanned by a repair facility to make sure you don't do any unnecessary repairs. It could be many things, such as an o2 sensor or throttle position sensor just to name a couple. If you don't have. Check engine light, sounds like a faulty engine contr...

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Why does my 2001 Nissan Maxima start to stall when I slow down or stop but when I press down hard on the brake you can feel it going back to normal?

Sounds like you may have a vacuum leak- check under the hood and under dash area

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Why does the door ajar light stay on when you step on the brakes?

some how the tail light wire is touching the ajar wire

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If a car hesitates and bogs down when you step on the gas What is wrong?

Its broke - get a new car

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Reasons why truck shakes when you step on the brake?

Could be several things. Bad Rotor or Drum Something loose You should get it checked immediately

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Why engine drag when you turn on the air-condition?

Because you are using power/ torque from the motor to drive the A/C pump

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What causes your taillights and brake light to stay on with the car shut down?

The lights [indicators as well as the tail and head lights] are connected to the battery directly whatever be the supply...be it a bike with 6v supply..or a car with a 10-24A supply...the current is always ready to flow .... The only obstruction is the switch which completes the circuit ...if you...

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Why does my engine cut out when I slow down?

When the actuator malfunctions, the engine gets no signal for idling speed and stops working.Clogged or restricted EGR Valve: If your EGR valve is clogged, dirty, or defective it can cause your car to stall, idle erratically, or sputter, depending on whether it is stuck open or closed.

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What causes your engine car to stall when idling?

Could be many reasons such as contaminated fuel (water), could be in need of a tune up, could be a large vacuum leak,

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Why would a car stall when slowing down?

i had a similar problem and it was the air hose had a crack... you cvouldnt see it but if you covered it up it worked fine. if you dont want to buy a new one test it out and wrap it in electrical tape or duct tape... which is still holding my car together. lol. good luckWhen you are stalling you ...

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Your 96 neon when stopped feels like it will stall when you step on gas to go runs smooth engine vibrates when in park or brake is pressed?

Sounds like a vacuum problem. Check the PVC and check for cracked vacuum hoses. Good luck.

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Does dirt on the outside of a car cause drag?

No dirt is normally mynewt, so it does not cause drag, but if there was a large clump stuck to it yes, it would cause drag

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Why does my engine stall at idle?

On fuel injected engines, cold stalling can also be caused by conditions that upset the air/fuel mixture.Intermittent stalling can also be caused by a bad idle air bypass motor or a idle speed control motor.If these devices fail to provide the correct idle speed, the engine may die.

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Why does my car not move when I step on the gas?

The most likely problem is that the transmission fluid is dirty.This can cause the car to hesitate.Check the fluid yourself, or take your car to a mechanic.In most circumstances changing the fluid itself will solve the problem; if it doesn't then you may need to replace your speed sensor.

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What would cause the left front disc brake to drag?

Variety of possibilities. Fluid blockage to the caliper, frozen piston, slides that are not moving, pins that are not moving, sagging suspension, groove worn into caliper bracket.

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What is causing the loud clicking noise when I step on the brakes or turn in my 98 Neon?

Your little Neon is a front wheel drive. There are two constant velocity joints on each axle. When they wear out as they normally do after about one hundred thousand miles and up, they begin to click whenever you turn the front wheels left or right. The clicking eminates from between the wear sur...

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I have a Mitsubishi mirage 4g92a engine why is it when i release my clutch slowly without stepping on the gas my RPM goes down and my car become shaky?

because your engine at idol revs doesnt produce enough torque to move your vehicle. when you release your clutch (i assume you are meaning in gear) you are trying to make the car move. if you let your clutch out totally, your car would generally stall, although some cars can handle the torque req...

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Why does wiggling wires to the temp sensor cause my 2000 Chevy Tahoe to stall?

Damaged wiring or sensor causing confusing information sent to the ECM.

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Why does a vitara shake when running idle and stall every time you brake?

It could be any number of problems, if your check engine light is on that should give you a clue as to what's going on. If not I would start with a tune-up. New plugs, wires, cap & router (if applicable), and Air filter. fuel injector(s) failing or clogged, failing fuel pump, clogged fuel fi...

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Why does my car hesitate when I step on the gas?

If a fuel pump cannot provide the correct pressure, fuel may have difficulty making it to the engine.A vehicle that hesitates while accelerating or while driving up a hill may have a weak fuel pump.Dirty fuel injectors may cause the engine to run lean which will in turn, cause hesitation when acc...

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Why does your Steering column shake when you step on the brake?

have your front brakes checked

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Why does my car stall when I turn on the air conditioner?

A seized AC compressor can stall your engine when you turn on the air or defroster because it sends a signal to engage the clutch on the compressor, which causes more resistance than normal.But there are switches that level out your idle electronically when there is increased load.

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What does it mean when you step on the brake pedal and it goes straight to the floor?

It can be any one of four things:1. Your Brake pads are worn down, in which case you'll have to buy NEW ones.2. You have air in the system, in which case you'll have to bleed the system.3. You have a leak in the system.4. Your brake master cylinder is faulty, in which case you'll have to buy a ne...

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What could causes brakes to drag eventually lock up and get very hot on a 1990 Linclon Town Car after driven about 20 to 30 miles but work fine after the brakes are cold or cooled down?

a sticking/partly sticking caliber piston is usually the culprit but a froze parking brake cable could cause the rear brakes to heat up also.

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Why is my 1997 Nissan stalling only when I come to a stop or slow down too fast when I already checked fuel lines and replaced the MAF?

If the check engine light is or has illuminated, have the codes read. They may direct you to the problem area.

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Why does my Car stall when i turn on the headlights?

sounds like your alternator starting tell you something... you can buy new alternator, get your old unit reconditioned or buy a second hand one

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Why does my car stall when I give it gas?

The car will stall if the valve is too clogged or when it finally fails.If, while holding the accelerator pedal down, a small amount of pressure keeps the car running at a stop, the idle control valve may require attention.In most late model cars, this problem will usually trigger the Check Engin...

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Why shaken when step on brake at 55 miles?

Probably warped rotor(s). Replacement or machining the rotors will correct that problem.

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What would cause engine to idle rough and die when car slows down or stops?

It depends on what kind of car you have. Three things are needed to "make fire" in the engine: fuel, air, and spark. If any of these is interupted then it can sputter or just not run. How those three gets there depends on the car. Older, carbureted engines mixed fuel and air in the carburetor and...

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Why does my car brake lights stay on even when Im not pressing the brakes?

you've got a faulty switch which is located above the brake pedal.. or a short circuit

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Why does my automatic car stall when I come to a stop?

Car engines quit because of a variety if issues around air flow, fuel or mechanics.Some common reasons for motor vehicle stalls include: A fuel mixture that isn't rich enough (this is usually the cause of cold stalling and intermittent stalling) A faulty fuel pump, alternator or EGR valve.

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Why does my car stall when I come to a stop?

When the actuator malfunctions, the engine gets no signal for idling speed and stops working.Clogged or restricted EGR Valve: If your EGR valve is clogged, dirty, or defective it can cause your car to stall, idle erratically, or sputter, depending on whether it is stuck open or closed.

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What causes car to stall when you turn on lights?

Generally this is caused by something failing in the charging system. Test your battery and alternator.

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Why does the engine cut out when braking to slow down after the cars gone over 40mph doesn't do it on slower driving?

its the trany going out.

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What does it mean when a car while driving slows down on its own and stalls out?

That it's old and destroyed, needs to be fixed. The car sucks.

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Why does my car stall when its cold?

Cold stalling problems are the most common because the engine needs a richer fuel mixture to maintain idle speed until it warms up.Intermittent cold stalling problems are almost always fuel-related.Or, a defective coolant sensor may be telling the PCM the engine is colder (or warmer) than it real...

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Why does my car stall when it gets hot?

Well, there is an ignition problem that can cause this when the engine gets hot and it stalls.It's caused by a lack of spark which can be either the ECU's fault (on EFI cars), or the coil on pretty much any car.Heat causes expansion.An engine needs more fuel when it's cold than it does when it's ...

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Why does my car stall when I stop?

When the actuator malfunctions, the engine gets no signal for idling speed and stops working.Clogged or restricted EGR Valve: If your EGR valve is clogged, dirty, or defective it can cause your car to stall, idle erratically, or sputter, depending on whether it is stuck open or closed.

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What caused brakes to go flat down when mash?

It could be air in the brake line, or the brakes getting too hot from too much friction by using the brakes on a steep hill or riding the brakes, or there could be a problem with the master cylinder.

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Why does my car idle low and stall?

Worn or fouled spark plugs – ignition misfire can make your engine stall at idle.Low engine compression caused by worn piston rings, cylinders and leaking valves.Faulty coolant and/or air temperature sensors that give your engine computer incorrect information resulting in improper air/fuel mixture.

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Why does my car shudder and stop when slowing down it is a vw polo 1993?

A 1993 VW Polo shudders and stops when slowing down is a sign of a bad fuel pump. It is also observable that there is a high pitched sound when the engine is first engaged.

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What causes brakes to drag eventually lock up and get hot on a 1989 voyager pedal also get very hard?

You might want to replace the front rubber brake lines. On the inside of the brake hose they disintegrate, which causes the fluid to go thru the line but not return when pedal is pressed. If it releases when car sits and cools off .then this is probably the culprit.GOOD LUCK

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Why does my car judder when braking?

So it's not the time when you want to hear any untoward noises or feel any unexpected sensations, such as a grinding or squealing, or a juddering as the vehicle slows down.In a broad sense, brake judder is caused by vibration.

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Why does my car shudder when braking?

Sometimes brake rotors can be the cause of shaking.If your steering wheel shakes while you are braking then the problem could be caused by "out of round" brake rotors.This vibration can also be felt through your brake pedal.Another common problem that can cause shaking is when a brake caliper sti...

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Why does my truck pull to one side and shake when i press the brake?

The brakes are unevenly calibrated. The brake on one side is applying first, and with more power than the other side.

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Why does my car keep driving even when I put my foot flat on the brake?

the brakes on your car are broken, any fool with at least an ounce of common sense would have realised this, get them fixed before you kill your self or any innocent bystanders!

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What causes engine to race and then stall?

The year, make, model and engine info would help but a serious vacuum leak could do that.

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Why does my car shake when I have my foot on the brake?

Your steering wheel can shake if your pads are contaminated with oil, dirt, or other substances.They can cause vibration when they grip the rotor.This shaking can also happen if the pads are warped, damaged, or excessively worn.If it's your brake pads, you will likely hear a high pitched whining ...

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Why does my car squeak when i release foot off brake pedal or let down hand brake?

dry brake shoe/pad operating arm on rear brakes

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Why does my car only turns off when gas needle goes crazy and drops all the way down to empty?

Multiple problems could contribute but I would need more details such as does it turn off on it's own or when you turn it off the needle jumps then the car stops running.

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Why does my 00 Town Car make a rumbling noise and pull to the right when braking?

Depending on how old your brake pads are it is most likely that they are shot. Is it a grinding sound? Then you are tearing up your rotors.If you have recently changed your brakes, and it is doing this, then you need to have your rotors turned. Remove them and take them to any shop. they shave a ...

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Will a bad EGR valve cause my car to stall?

When the EGR valve is clogged or dirty, as they are prone to, it may not function properly causing the engine idle rough, stall at idle speeds, cause the car to get poor fuel mileage, or emit a strong smell of fuel due to excess hydrocarbons which also results in failing emissions tests.

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Why does your car feel like its going to stall and engine shakes?

Quite possibly a vacuum leak, or problem with fuel flow. Vacuum leaks can be bad at idle and cause it to stall, a fuel problem would make it very difficult to move at all.

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Why does the brakes get hot when a car slows down?

Friction causes the heat.

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What causes my car to grind when i push down on front end?

Not much info to go on. The year, make and model info may help.

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Why does my car die when I press the brakes?

The power brakes on your car are driven by vacuum pressure which comes from the intake manifold.When you step on the brake pedal that allows fresh air to get into the engine while going around the air meter.That throws off the mixture and in the case of an idle kills your car.

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What causes Engine to shut down when the map sensor is plugged in on 1992 camaro?

I would suspect the map sensor is bad.

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Why does my car jerk when I press the brakes?

Unsurprisingly, a car jerks when braking if there's a problem with the brakes.Typically, brakes will squeal, squeak or grind, particularly with warped rotors.Further, you'll feel some vibration as you apply the brakes, causing a slight jerk to the vehicle as you come to a stop.

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What causes my 1988 mercury tracer with a 1.6 motor to idle high then when while driving then the rpms jump up and down then the car kills and wont start again for a while?

Bad MAP sensor, throttle position sensor, O2 sensor, many possibility's it would be a good idea to get it down to a repair shop for an exact diagnosis.

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Why does my car chug like it's about to stall?

This can be caused by many things. What make and model is the car? Low or high vaccuum to an EGR valve can cause this along with many other sensors. Could be something as simple as a faulty fuel pump or just bad gas. When does this occur: Every time you start it? Only once its warm? When it rains...

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What are the possible reasons a car could be bogging down when stepping on the gas?

A plugged/dirty fuel filter,A plugged/dirty air filter,A plugged up catalytic converter,A tune up needed.

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Why does the rpms go up and down when the engine is in indle?

This is often the result , in fuel injected cars, when there is an intake manifold vacuum leak ( i.e. loose or disconnected vacuum line, intake gasket leak , injector seal leak or many other possible leaks in the air intake system ). It is also a symptom of a faulty or maladjusted throttle positi...

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Why does my car stall when it goes from reverse to drive?

A few more questions before I can give you a better answer -a. does your car have fuel injection or a carburetor? (If you aren't sure: do you have to warm it up and or pump the gas to start it? If so, it's got a carburetor.)b. Under what conditions do you have the problem? (Walk me thru a typical...

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Why does my car feel like it's going to stall?

This is a common symptom of a misfire or potentially a faulty idle air control valve which when faulty, can cause the misfire to happen due to an improper air/fuel mixture being supplied to the engine.I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to replace your idle air ...

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Why does my car rev up and down?

The idle is controlled by the idle air control valve and if it cannot keep the engine idling it will keep trying to rev the engine up to compensate.A vacuum leak, sensor that has failed, or an EGR system malfunction could potentially be the cause of the erratic engine you're experiencing.

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Why does car engine shut down when its cold?

Don't know how cold your cold is but, it could be water in the fuel system (ice).

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What causes the car to whine when you step on the gas?

Without hearing the sound it's hard to diagnose, but I would look at: Alternator, transmission, serpentine belt & pulleys, depending on where the sound is coming from.

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What causes white smoke and the engine to stall and die?

to much of it can stop our system

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When bad battery cause dc car voltage ok. cause ac volt on car running show what ac volt is ok?

Vehicles run DC. 13.5 - 14+ volts at battery is o/k. Shows alternator is charging but won't tell you amp output. If the battery is bad you will wear out the alternator as it trys to keep a bad battery charged (it will work itself to death)

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Why does my car jerk when slowing down?

When the engine RPM drops below the normal range of about ~800 RPM (for most cars), this often times will cause the engine to stall indicating a dirty or faulty idle air control valve.I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and repair your idle air c...

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Why does my car slow down when I accelerate?

Any number of things can cause poor acceleration.Bad gas, clogged fuel filter, Clogged air filter, Bad vacuum lines to the transmission.Dirt/water in the fuel injectors, Bad Spark, Trouble with the electronics.Check the gas cap and make sure it is secured.

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What does it mean when you have the ac running in our pt and it really bogs down to where it just bout kills the engine?

This probably means that the Idle air control valve is not working correctly. If you don't have an IAC check the fast idle solenoid.

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Why does your car make a noise when step on the pedal?

When the turbo winds up it can make a whistling sound when a driver steps on the pedal. A loose part can also cause a rattling sound when the pedal is used.

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Why does a car stall when the clutch is engaged?

There are three common problems which are causing your car to stall when the clutch is engaged. These problems are either a worn out clutch plate, a warped pressure plate or disc, or a damaged throw out bearing.

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Why does my truck stall when I come to a stop?

When the actuator malfunctions, the engine gets no signal for idling speed and stops working.Clogged or restricted EGR Valve: If your EGR valve is clogged, dirty, or defective it can cause your car to stall, idle erratically, or sputter, depending on whether it is stuck open or closed.

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When I step on the gas my car hesitates?

A vehicle that hesitates while accelerating or while driving up a hill may have a weak fuel pump.Fuel injectors may become dirty over time and not be able to provide as much fuel to the cylinder as is needed.Dirty fuel injectors may cause the engine to run lean which will in turn, cause hesitatio...

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Why does my 1988 Chevy Celebrity Wagon stalls when coming to a complete stop?

Could be a faulty TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) solenoid. Remove the TCC fuse and see if the problem goes away.

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What causes a car to shake and stall?

There are generally three different issues that may cause your car to shake and stall after starting up.The most common issue I have experienced with your car is the failure of the Mass Air Flow sensor (MAF).Finally, another common issue leading to shaking and stalling after start up is worn out ...

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Why does my car keep stalling?

If the fuel pump isn't supplying enough fuel to the engine, or if the air/fuel mixture is too lean, the engine doesn't produce enough combustion in the power cycle to stay running, and will stall.A faulty fuel pump or incorrect timing can cause this.If the engine is over-fuelling, that can cause ...

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Do you have to step on brake to start car?

A traditional manual transmission car does not require you to depress the brake, but most require you to depress the clutch while starting the car.A typical automatic transmission car with a keyed ignition will usually only start in P, and you don't need to push the brake when starting.

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What causes a car to stall when you accelerate?

A car's fuel system is made up of many components, any of which may cause a car to stall under acceleration.For example, fuel filters may become clogged due to low grade fuel, fuel pumps may stop working or fuel injectors may not be delivering the correct ratio of fuel to power the car while acce...

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Why does your car make a whooshing sound when you step on the accelarater?

The year, make, model and engine size would certainly help but one possible reason could be a locked up fan clutch.

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Will a Catalytic converter in a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville cause my car to lose pressure and drag?

Yes, especially at high RPM or wide throttle position.As the honeycomb breaks apart, it creates a restriction, increasing the exhaust system pressure upstream of the cat. High exhaust pressure causes exhaust gasses to remain in each cylinder after the exhaust stroke. During the intake stroke, the...

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What about the kill switch going off by itself causing the sports to stall?

It must be a faulty kill switch, they don't go off by themselves.

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