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.
Is stalling a car bad?
Stalls happen. Embarrassment might ensue — but is a stall bad for your car? HumbleMechanic, one of the Internet’s favorite mechanics, says not to worry. Though stalling a car can be a traumatic experience, it’s highly unlikely that internal engine components will suffer from a stall, he says in the video below.
What causes a car to stall?
A faulty fuel pump or incorrect timing can cause this. If the engine is over-fuelling, that can cause it to stall. More commonly known as flooding, over-fuelling wets the spark plugs and they aren’t able to ignite the fuel in the cylinder. It causes a misfire that can cause the engine to stall.
How do you recover from a car stalling?
Think of a stall as a reset and follow the procedure below:
- Apply your handbrake.
- Put your car into neutral and restart the engine.
- Put your foot back on the clutch and put your car into first gear.
- Check your mirrors and pull away again once it is safe to do so.
Photo in the article by “Flickr”