Engine is Stalling

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Find out repairs required for this symptom pertaining to your car's specific model and model year.

Top 5 Repairs

Replace Fuel Pump

"A fuel pump is a frequently essential component on a car engine. Many engines do not require any fuel pump at all, requiring only gravity to feed fuel from the fuel tank or under high pressure to the fuel injection system. Often, carbureted engines use low pressure mechanical pumps that are mounted outside the fuel tank, whereas fuel injected engines often use electric fuel pumps that are mounted inside the fuel tank. Fuel pressure needs to be within certain specifications for the engine to run correctly."

Replace Alternator

"An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. Alternators are used in modern automobiles to charge the battery and to power the electrical system when its engine is running. In older vehicles, an alternator that uses a permanent magnet for its magnetic field is used, and the alternator then is called a magneto."

Charge Battery

"An automotive battery is a rechargeable battery that supplies electrical current to a motor vehicle. Its main purpose is to feed the starter, which starts the engine. Once the engine is running, power for the car's electrical systems is supplied by the alternator."

Reprogram Engine Control Module (ECM)

"An engine control unit (ECU), also commonly called an engine control module (ECM), is a type of electronic control unit that controls a series of actuators on an internal combustion engine to ensure optimal engine performance. It does this by reading values from a multitude of sensors within the engine bay, interpreting the data using multidimensional performance maps (called lookup tables), and adjusting the engine actuators. Before ECUs, air-fuel mixture, ignition timing, and idle speed were mechanically set and dynamically controlled by mechanical and pneumatic means."

Replace Engine

"An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into mechanical energy. Heat engines burn a fuel to create heat which is then used to do work. Internal combustion engines are heat engines that burn fuel in a combustion chamber to extract work from the pressure of expanding gases. Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical motion; pneumatic motors use compressed air; and clockwork motors in wind-up toys use elastic energy. In biological systems, molecular motors, like myosins in muscles, use chemical energy to create forces and eventually motion."