Car Engine Dies Plattsburgh NY

While driving my 1992 Buick LeSabre down the highway at 60 MPH or whatever speed, my car sometimes just dies. This happens no matter where I fill my gas tank or how much gas I have. See what the Honest Mechanic says to do about this problem so you’ll have this info in case such a thing ever happens to you in Plattsburgh.

Local Companies

A One Automotive Repair LLC
(802) 651-0598
56 N Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT
G & G Tire Co
(518) 563-1508
5512 Peru St
Plattsburgh, NY
DELLA Toyota Scion?
518-563-4131
4661 State Route 9
Plattsburgh, NY
Handy Chevrolet
802-524-6568
699 Highgate Rd
Saint Albans, VT
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
186 Margaret St
Plattsburgh, NY
A Brown Auto Service Center
(802) 862-3901
660 Pine Street
Burlington, VT
Mesec Rudolph R Paint & Body Shop
(518) 563-0973
4 George St
Plattsburgh, NY
Partner Tire & Service Inc
(802) 878-6731
Creek Farm Plz
Colchester, VT
Charles L Mc Gee
518-563-1717
561 Route 3
Plattsburgh, NY
Metal Man Services
14 AMELL LA RTE 3
Saranac, NY

Provided by:

Reader Question: While driving my 1992 Buick LeSabre down the highway at 60 MPH or whatever speed, my car sometimes just dies. This happens no matter where I fill my gas tank or how much gas I have.

Also, it sometimes happens when I just am traveling in the city or when I wait for a stop light and then proceed to go it dies. It does not matter the speed or the distance. Once in while it will make a loud bang and sometimes not this does not happen all the time but more than not.

I am just scared so someone will not rear-end me when I am on the highway or in the city any ideas what it causing this.

Hey Bob,

You need to determine if the engine is dying because of lack of fuel or lack of a spark. It could be either. If you do not have a spark to the spark plugs when the engine dies, I would suspect a problem with the ignition module or ignition coil pack, crankshaft, or camshaft position sensors (depending on which engine you have) which supply and control spark timing to the spark plugs.

Usually when the engine looses spark it feels as though someone just turns off the ignition key. There is usually no warning sign it just happens immediately. Also, ignition modules can overheat and fail, and not work correctly again until they are given time to cool off.

If you have spark, then you need to check the fuel pressure at the engine with a manual fuel pressure gauge. You could have a fuel pump that is weak or is overheating and shutting down. Usually when an engine runs out of fuel it sputters and bogs down before it totally shuts off.

To read the full article, visit Myhonestmechanic.com
Related Articles
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Plattsburgh NY
Need some transmission advice from an honest mechanic? You’ve come to the right place because this Q&A is deals with another car owner’s transmission issues. Here you’ll find a discussion on whether the car owner’s mechanic made mistakes putting the transmission back in the car after fixing a main seal leak.
- Car Engine Just Cranks Plattsburgh NY
- Car Engine Dies While Driving Plattsburgh NY
- Car Engine Malfunction Plattsburgh NY
- Car Engine Misfires Plattsburgh NY
- Car Engine Does Not Start Plattsburgh NY
- Car Engine Knocking Noise Plattsburgh NY
- Car Engine Low On Oil Plattsburgh NY
- Car Engine Died Plattsburgh NY
- Car Engine Dies Randomly Plattsburgh NY