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Not overheating car though. check engine light is on. car stalls like it is out of gas

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Do what the light says,,check the engine,,,,,,,Go get the code scanned at Auto Zone for free. and they will print out whats wrong.

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What makes the car start and run but gauges go off and key light comes on


The first part is magic, (EFI system and good engine)
but?????
gauges go off can be a bad fuse or loose fuse to cluster.
when any Gas engine stalls. the RPM drops to 0
the EFI sees that and goes to key on, not started self test.
this is covered in the operator guide.
key light comes on KEY LIGHT, HUMMMMMMM
Let me look at the waring lamps, there are many.
one light is engine overheat that is logo of a thermometer but looks
just like a key.
http://dashboardsymbols.com/the-symbols/
is this a engine stall post
or engine runs perfect all the time , but only my dash acts funny
you didnt say?

key lamp?
immoblilzer (big trouble there)

a stall is anytime engine RPM drops to zero. called a STALL.
if your cars engine stalls, post that way, the lamps are all normal
on at any stall, on any car.
at a stall , rpm goes to zero and MPH drops to zero as you coast to a stop , stalled. that is all normal for any stall.

if engine stalls.
that is complex.
here is list.
  1. lost 12vdc power to EFI system. (battery died, fuse blown)
  2. never gave your car the 60,000 mile tune up, see opr, guide.
  3. bad fuel.
  4. overheated the engine.
  5. engine oil gone, never ever checked at each fill up.
  6. other more complex EFI system parts failures, ASK.

May 03, 2014 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I was driving down the road and lost power..no gas..no brakes...no steering.


did it restart?
the engine stalled, as such you
get
no engine power
no P/S reverts to manual steering, you did not loose steering.
same with P/B power brakes, you didnt lose it you lost power
assist, brakes will stop just as vast but takes a husky foot.
in school (driving) we were though to drive, stalled engine.
i guess most school went dumb. (seen it)
now stalls
engine stall for a vast number or reasons.

do that tuneup not called the 60k mile service point list. did you.?
cars ignored all fail, no car runs 300k miles service free,
skip them and get stranded, (i promise)

1: lost electric power to the EFI system.
2: engine overheated or lost compression for any reasons (complex)
3: lost spark
4: lost fuel
5: too much fuel, flooding, and stalling.
6: egr sticks open.
7: ISC sticks closed.
8:if not restart, say so and list expands way more...

cars are complex, it's not like a burned out desk lamp.
vast complexity and after 2007 , insane complexity.
avoid them 2007 and newer, sans NASA engineer.

Oct 12, 2013 | 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Causes engine light come


Stumped

You do realize we have had check lights on all
vehicles for 30 years

Have you not checked for codes?

You don't seem to even know about the
parts you mentioned

Use the internet to learn about vehicles

Sep 13, 2013 | Hyundai Accent Cars & Trucks

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Stalling and no power


Have you checked the coal pack? or the plugs?

Jul 12, 2013 | 1999 Mercury Mountaineer

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Stalls when stopped at a light


Do you have more information? Such as, does it do this every single time you are stopped? Does it ever happen when you aren't quite at a complete stop? How soon does it stall after stopping at the light (right when it's completely stopped? As you apply the gas to move again?)?

Mainly a vehicle will stall do to a problem relating to the fuel/air system. Specifying any 'special conditions' (very hot, very cold, etc.) when the stalling seems to be more prone to happening (if any) will help with a diagnosis.

It could possibly be a bad/faulty fuel pump, where the engine isn't getting the proper flow of gas (in a case like yours, it would most likely be an intermittent flow).

Also, a faulty throttle positioning sensor (TPS) could be the problem. These are a somewhat 'run of the mill' problem in vehicles in general and aren't overly expensive to replace. This is even more likely the problem if your vehicle stalls when you are taking off from the stop light. This isn't difficult to test yourself and there was plenty of directions to do so online and elsewhere.

A vacuum leak is another possibility. Another symptom of this can be a high idle (higher than usual for your vehicle at least).

Lastly, I wouldn't imagine this to be very common but it's worth a look, and i only mention it because it was the problem with my '87 Celebrity that suddenly stalled at a stop light, then kept stalling whenever i pressed the gas to move. The car had a known engine oil leak, one area of which it effected being the air filter housing (old-fashioned circular one). I noticed, once i finally got moving (albeit only for a short time before stalling again) it sounded as though the engine wasn't getting enough air. Even though i had just recently replaced the air filter, i checked it and found it was completely covered with dirty engine oil. I took out the dirty air filter and it solved it. It just hadn't been letting enough air through. So, simple solution though not commonly the case. No harm in checking anyways.

Good luck.

Apr 02, 2013 | 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

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Park Avenue Stalls wont crank when warmed up


no its not the fuel pump, filter maybe... cant see why though.

Jul 06, 2012 | 1992 Buick Park Avenue

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Custom cruiser heat wont work and stalls


It sounds to me like your engine coolant level may be exremely low and your engine is probably severly overheating. I would recommend checking your coolant (antifreeze) level and checking for possible engine damage due to overheating.

Nov 19, 2011 | 1991 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

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1999 Mercury Mystique. Was occasionally stalling, but would start up again right away. Had a problem with overheating, but got better when the radiator was flushed. Out and about, the car started...


Hi! First of all check the radiator and auxillary fans for they may be blowing weak, have it replaced to cool down the engine better. Faulty water pump can cause overheating too, you will need to replace this for better engine coolant circulation. Check the timing belt/chain before cranking the engine again for if this is torn down it will damage the engine. IF the timing belt/chain is fine then I suspect the rotors and distributor cap. If this is faulty there will be no electric current to the spark plug to start up the engine. Hope this helps and have a good one!

May 17, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Mystique

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Check engine light/engine stalling, related?


GET AN AUTOPARTS STORE TO READ THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CODE. OXYGEN SENSORS ARE COMMON CAUSES. DON'T SEND RAW GAS INTO THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER. IT WILL BE COSTLY TO REPLACE.

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