Car Engine Dies Suffern 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 Suffern.

Local Companies

Bergenfield Exxon Service Center
(201) 384-0078
60 N Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ
Lakeview Brake & Front End Inc
(973) 772-7200
198 Lakeview Avenue
Clifton, NJ
Country Road Automotive, Inc.
(973) 696-6636
580 Ryerson Road
Lincoln Park, NJ
RJT Motorist Service
(914) 288-5630
101 Westmoreland Avenue
White Plains, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
102 S Kensico Ave
White Plains, NY
Bergen Tire of Wyckoff
(201) 794-7595
100 State Route 46
Elmwood Park, NJ
D J'S Auto Clinic North
(914) 448-9437
905 N Broadway
White Plains, NY
Firestone Complete Auto Care
(973) 423-2445
490 Haledon Avenue
Haledon, NJ
Skyview Service
(845) 623-1247, 001-2004
370 South Middletown Road
Nanuet, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
747 N State Rt 17
Paramus, NJ
Data Provided by:
  

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