Engine shutting down. Have to pull over and sit for a few mins then restart. Does this a lot

Asked by Jan 17, 2015 at 02:13 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Engine shuts down. Cannot giver over certain speed. Have to pull over and restart after a
few mins. Does this probably every 10 mins. Replaced the entire throttle body. Stil not

3 Answers


Get the trouble codes scanned. Can be anything from knock sensor to ???, not enough info to go on. Laggy performance and engine shutdown does smack of bad timing, tripping the knock sensor.

Engine goes into shutdown mode when driving down the freeway. Allowing only to drive a speed of 40 or 45. Pull over turn off and then restart and go another 10 pr so minutes and then does it again. Has been doing this along time. No one can seem to figure out why. Replaced several items but still does it. Very frustrating. Replaced the entire throttle body and that didn't fix it either.


It could be a number of issues, try and get the codes scanned, any parts store can do that for free. (or you can buy an OBD scanner for around $40 and do it yourself). It can be anything from a clogged fuel filter to bad catalytic converter to a host of fuel delivery problems or the knock sensor responding to some condition and shutting the motor off. How many miles on the engine and what condition is the throttle body in?

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Tahoe in your area?

CarGurus has 38,080 nationwide Tahoe listings starting at $995.


Chevrolet Tahoe Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Yukon
397 Great Deals out of 18,725 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Suburban
427 Great Deals out of 22,518 listings starting at $2,495
Used Cadillac Escalade
275 Great Deals out of 11,958 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,287 Great Deals out of 152,360 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Expedition
453 Great Deals out of 20,052 listings starting at $2,995
Used GMC Yukon XL
219 Great Deals out of 12,708 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford Explorer
896 Great Deals out of 64,566 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,603 Great Deals out of 222,391 listings starting at $1,222
Used Dodge Durango
223 Great Deals out of 24,454 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
314 Great Deals out of 30,395 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
800 Great Deals out of 73,393 listings starting at $950
Used GMC Sierra 1500
903 Great Deals out of 59,465 listings starting at $1,980

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe LS For Sale
265 listings starting at $34,498
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LS For Sale
94 listings starting at $32,000
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LS For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 164 listings starting at $24,225
2014 Chevrolet Tahoe LS For Sale
34 listings starting at $18,998

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.