Car Engine Dies Randomly Canandaigua NY

In this Q&A a car owner asks the Honest Mechanic what to do about a car engine that randomly dies. If your car’s engine is constantly dying in Canandaigua this information could help you. Get informed and get on your way to fixing whatever is wrong with your engine.

Local Companies

Danny's Garage
(315) 789-5164
289 Route 14
Geneva, NY
Austin-Spencer Collision Centers
(585) 924-5410
2 Railroad Ave
Victor, NY
Dial-A-Tire Inc
(585) 223-9330
111 S Main St
Fairport, NY
Sutherland Service Center Ltd
3830 MONROE AVE
Pittsford, NY
Autin Spencer Collision 2 Railroad Ave
(585)924-5410
Autin Spencer Collision 2 Railroad Ave
Victor, NY
Big Mike's Auto Repair
(315) 331-7668
5410 State Route 31 West
Newark, NY
Geneva Coach Inc.
(315) 789-9809, 001-2004
520 West Washington Street
Geneva, NY
Tones Martin Garage Inc
(315) 536-3377
108 Lake St
Penn Yan, NY
Baris Auto Repair
135 N MAIN ST
Fairport, NY
B M J Transmissions Inc
(315) 781-0667
17 Hogarth Ave
Geneva, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided by:

Reader Question: Hi,

I am looking at buying a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu w/4 cylinder engine. Owner fairly recently had starter changed. Since then it has a problem that the engine dies, randomly, but regularly, when slowing to a stop. Does not die when accelerating or at a maintained higher speed...only when down shifting and preparing to come to a stop. We drove it a couple of miles from their house to ours...died a couple of times...drove it back, it never died.

When the engine dies, you can simply put it in park/neutral, and it will start right back...never does, it not start when this happens. Do not have to turn the key all the way off to get it to restart...just simply turn to start position and it will fire right back up. I am thinking installation of starter really has nothing to do with this, but am wondering if installer left something disconnected that should be reconnected near that area?

Local Chevy dealer performed the installation of starter. We really like the car and I am sure we can get the problem resolved if we buy it, but I thought I would try to get a head start by asking some questions.

Have you ever heard of such a thing?

Any thoughts or tip would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Marty

Hey Marty,

I would start by cleaning the throttle body and the idle control motor and see what happens. The throttle body is where the fresh air intake hose from the air cleaner meets the engine. Carbon can build up in the inlet opening causing erratic idle and dying at idle complaints.

Just about any local repair shop can do this simple and inexpensive maintenance item for you. It really should be done periodically for maintenance anyway regardless.

I would have the seller look into that for you BEFORE you buy the car. If that does not correct the issue…I would pass on this vehicle. The starter installation probably has nothing to do with it.

To read the full article, visit Myhonestmechanic.com
Related Articles
- Car Engine Malfunction Canandaigua NY
In this article the Honest Mechanic helps a car owner deployed overseas with his wife’s car engine troubles. The engine sometimes works and sometimes malfunctions. If you’re having this problem with your car’s engine, read through the advice given here.
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Canandaigua NY
- Car Engine Misfires Canandaigua NY
- Car Engine Dies Canandaigua NY
- Car Engine Dies While Driving Canandaigua NY
- Car Engine Low On Oil Canandaigua NY
- Car Engine Knocking Noise Canandaigua NY
- Car Engine Just Cranks Canandaigua NY
- Car Engine Does Not Start Canandaigua NY
- Car Engine Died Canandaigua NY