Car stalls occassionally when comming to a stop?

70

Asked by Jul 24, 2008 at 06:22 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Tried injector cleaner seemed to hepl probably need more miles may a tank to see better results.  Is there a fuel filter between the tank and injector?

12 Answers

1,095

Yes there is a fuel filter between the tank and injector, should be within a few feet of the tank on the delivery lines. Does it run rough before it stalls? Do you have a check engine light on when the car is normally running?

6 of 6 people found this helpful.
70

Seems to run a bit rough, but momentarily then stalls. Also it depends how fast your going, if you roll up to the stop it doesn't stall. When stopping faster it stalls.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
70

The check engine light does not come on or stay on. I'm thinking fuel filter. Thanks for the info.

50

Could be buildup on the throttle body or idle control solenoid parts. This is the most likely cause. A bad filter would normally cause problems under load and at higher speeds/rpms, not at lower speeds/rpms.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
10

Hopefully it's just the filter- it sounds very similar to the issues I had with my old 97 Cav 2.2, which were the result of a blown head gasket. Good luck!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10,675

I have a chevy van that does the same thing when it is low on fuel. Stopping quickly could be robbing the fuel pump of gas.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,095

Sounds like an issue with fuel delivery then. I'd look at the fuel filter as your first possible cause, then possibly a fuel pump on the way out or loose wiring to the fuel pump. When it does run, it will idle fine?

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
35

Sounds more like head gaskets blown...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
175

does it start up right away after it dies?

13 of 13 people found this helpful.
25

i had the same problem with my truck and i changed the spark plugs and it fixed the problem

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
25

Spark plugs!! Change your wires and plugs and it should go away. Exact same thing mine was doing!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
40

If you have checked all the above it could be the control solenoid in the tranny, It controls the lock up of the torque converter. When you apply the brake it unlocks the converter thus allowing the car to idle at a stop. If it is not working when you apply the brake at a stop the car will die since the torque converter is still locked and it can't idle. Some cars try to move or lurch forward when this happens. The part isn't real expensive but installing it can be a problem since it is in the side cover of the tranny. Easy but time consuming. I hope this helps!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 809 nationwide Cavalier listings starting at $1,695.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    3,060
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,380
  • #3
    mbar1
    Reputation
    1,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,036 Great Deals out of 62,796 listings starting at $880
Used Honda Civic
832 Great Deals out of 61,317 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Focus
740 Great Deals out of 62,866 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Camaro
456 Great Deals out of 31,824 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord
1,114 Great Deals out of 74,392 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Corolla
964 Great Deals out of 66,717 listings starting at $1,699
Used Nissan Altima
1,218 Great Deals out of 77,844 listings starting at $1,695
Used Ford Mustang
598 Great Deals out of 39,738 listings starting at $1,988
Used Pontiac Sunfire
286 listings starting at $2,100
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,709 Great Deals out of 175,181 listings starting at $955
Used Ford F-150
3,265 Great Deals out of 223,478 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet S-10
13 Great Deals out of 1,205 listings starting at $1,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.