Car just stopped while I was driving
I had the car running and in park for a couple minutes. When I changed into drive and pulled off the car just stopped. I tried to restart but it won't turn all the way over.
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Please request a no start diagnostic and a certified mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, will get this taken care of for you promptly. To give you an advance indication, a sudden complete stall, and inability to re-start, is often due to something like a failed fuel pump or a failed crankshaft position sensor. I hasten to add, though, there are other possibilities. In your circumstance though, with a clear and complete failure (as opposed to an "intermittent" failure) the cause will be found relatively quickly. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.
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A failing fuel pump is one of the faults that can cause this. Other likely problems would be the battery, alternator, battery cable, wiring harness fault, crank or camshaft position sensor. The fuel pump may have been replaced because it was not turning on.
Cars shouldn`t shut off while driving, but when they do, the most common culprits are: A bad crankshaft position sensor. Other sensor issues in the engine. A faulty fuel system.
The most likely issue is that a component is clogged. A clogged fuel filter is the most common reason, although a loss of power in your car could also indicate problems with the fuel pump or fuel line. Impurities or debris may be blocking the system, which causes the loss of power in a car.
But if the alternator isn`t functioning properly and the battery dies, your car may eventually lose power and stall or completely shut off. So, can your battery die while the car is running? Absolutely. And oftentimes, this issue is caused by a combination of alternator and battery problems.
Malfunctioning spark plugs can make an engine stop for a while and resume its normal functioning. It can happen when you are driving. The engine can also sound rough when idle. The misfires affect the proper functioning of your car`s engine due to failing spark plugs that have no power to ignite the fuel-air mixture.
Many modern vehicles are designed with several fail-safes to help protect the engine in adverse conditions. One of this is an automatic shutoff when the oil pressure drops to a certain level, or the oil level drops too low (note that this is not true for all cars). This causes the engine to stall and die.
If the engine starts but dies immediately, your alternator probably isn`t keeping your battery charged. If a jump starts and keeps your car running, but the car can`t start again off of its own power, a dead battery is probably your answer.
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