Engine dies Suddenly
hey they all do, eventually and for sure never doing tune-ups.
ever get one in the last decade, no >? wow.
then posting with no engine stated, and is and ENGINE problem
and no country stated,
we have (USA) 3 engines, other countries, up to 7 offered and diesels.
truth is it can be 50 reasons to stall,
that shop can not fix cars that are not broken, !! unless SUPER LUCKY.
they scan it and see nada. because its long gone the cause.
it's called a stall.
and stalls are simple in physics, or in theory but have 50 causes, in parts causes, a and about 1 to 10 tests to find.
there is the truth for yah.
cause 1 is not it, lost 12vdc to EFI system.
cause 2, can you save the stall with fast right foot.?
you waited 5 minute to try again, why?
most do it in 1second to avoid getting rear ended.... wow.
that was brave.
if it starts right back up. it can be vast numbers of things.
1: bad engine, (say a valve stuck open and stalled)
2: bad spark, say not getting a tuneup it 17 years. wow....
3: bad fueling, say bad gas or leaking injectors or dead.
now the mid size list , tests.
say you have tools and can use them,, many guys can.
for sure old guys.. who did for 60 long years.
tests and inspections etc.:
compression ok, at spec, (a tool)
spark plugs new if gas engine.
no engine stated but bad cops. J20 or H engines have them.
or bad boots on said cops none last 17 years, NONE.
bad filters, air and fuel
bad fuel, old fuel or water contaminated. might be gone now....
injector tests, pressure, and leakdown tests, and injector balance testing.
Or just want a guess.
never tuned up ever
never once did the 60,000 mile repeating service points.
at the least.
.or EGR stuck open and stalled and will repeat.
the key factor was, preventing the stall with a fast right foot
you didnt so we can never know whats cause.
this adds air, doing that, and if it recovers easy.
it is a good clue.
on Mar 10, 2017