If your car stalls when you come to a stop, it could simply be a dirty air filter. The air filter may have become so clogged that not enough air can pass through it to the engine. An air starvation problem in your engine could also be caused by a mass airflow sensor.
What causes engine to die at idle?
Common reasons include an empty gas tank, a faulty fuel pump, a bad ignition coil, fouled spark plugs, water in the fuel, or a failing sensor. An engine stall is never fun.
What causes a car to shut off at a stop light?
My Engine Shuts Off When I Reach a Stop Light An engine that stalls when you reach a stop light or while idling may point to a faulty idle air control solenoid (IAC). The computer uses the IAC solenoid to bypass the throttle valve and inject more air, depending on engine operating conditions.
Why does my engine drop when sitting idle?
It’s called as Engine Hunting… It’s the problem with the FIP(fuel injection pump) engine have. It’s because of rack movement restrictions I.e, rack will not come to its original position it’s slightly touching to the FIP cover so by adjusting the cover by bringing face to face.
When do I stop at red light RPM drops?
In cases where this valve is clogged or is failing, your vehicle will stall instead of slowing to an idle after the release of the throttle. I recommend having a professional replace your idle air control valve.
What happens when engine RPM drops below 800?
However, when the engine RPM drops below the normal range of 800 RPM (for most cars), it is more than likely that you are dealing with an IAC valve problem. In cases where this valve is clogged or is failing, your vehicle will stall instead of slowing to an idle after the release of the throttle.