Chasing a ghost! Never happens when there's a mechanic around.
When I come to a stop light the car stutters, like a stick without using the clutch, and dies. Engine starts right up but dies when I put it into gear. After sitting for some time it starts up, goes into gear and drives fine until the next time; sometimes a week or 2 later. Idles fine.
Had it towed to a shop where they replaced the fuel pump and filter. Over half of my monthly Social Security check and it happened again before I got home. Went back the next morning but it wouldn't die when there was a mechanic and a scope around.
If it starts right up, why did you tow it? Does it not drive? Is your service engine light on, or flashing?
Could be a sticky EGR, faulty Idle air control, or maybe even a shaky engine coolant temp sensor.
Igntion mod on the way out?
May, 31, 2008 AT 10:59 AM
MY FUEL LINES ARE SHOT NOW BUT 7 MTHS AGO I HAD TO REPLACE THE IGNITION MODULE THATS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS.