car starts but stops immediatly, once it does start and stay running i dies when i start to pull out

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Asked by Dec 27, 2009 at 01:16 PM about the Dodge Avenger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when i start the car it dies on me when i am in the process of driving. i was going down the highway at 65 mph and the car just died. the lights were still on and there was no check engine light on. after i let the car sit for a few moments then it would start again and would allow me to drive it until it would die again. when i was going up a mountain to go home it died half way up the mountain and then it took forever to start so that i could get home. i replaced the fuel filter this morning. the fuel pump humms when you turn the key over. but agin it stalled on me while i was going up a mountain. then it wouls only start then stop immediatly. then after i let it sit for about 15 minutes it started and alowed me to get it home. anybody got any ideas why it is doing this?

5 Answers

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Could be the fuel pump, or fuel filter even. Try pushing the accelerator down on time before you start the car. Does it contest starting then? If that's the case, the air-intake valve might be sticking in it's age.

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replaced the fuel pump and the fuel filter also replaced the crankshaft position sensor and the camshaft position sensor. would the air intake valve sticking cause the car to just shut off. i got a code out of it finally it is a p0340 which is the camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction. any ideas on what this could mean. i just put a new one on the car today.

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as soon as the rpms go up the car shuts off it doesn't make any sense to me. i checked the fuel pressure and spark both are good. still doin the same thing

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If this is still going on, here are some questions. How does it run before it stalls out? Is it rough at times? What are the gauges reading when this happens? As it is able to run and drive, something mechanical (other than overheating) is almost out of the options. It is certainly most likely to be in the sensor circuits or the control circuits. Perhaps a wire or connector related to the camshaft or crankshaft position sensors is loose, corroded, or getting pinched or hot - a code for a sensor doesn't automatically mean there is something wrong with the sensor itself. Hopefully this helps.

Car will crank but as soon as you hit the throttle it cuts off could it be a vacuum line

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