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Car shuts off when stepping on gas pedal

If your vehicle shuts off when you step on gas pedal My Auto Shop can get it sorted with an Engine Inspection. Simply leave as many details about the issue as you can and we will contact local MTA approved mechanics that are qualified to fix the underlying issue. We'll email you quotes for an inspection within 2 working days, and where possible provide an indication as to the likely underlying issue(s) and cost to fix. You can book directly on the My Auto Shop platform in minutes.

How a Engine Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

Our qualified mechanic will look to complete a thorough inspection of your vehicle's engine using the information or symptoms you have provided via the My Auto Shop platform. To complete this the mechanic will usually start by plugging into your OBDII port and completing a complete diagnostic scan. This will highlight any error or warning codes your vehicle has and will provide the mechanic with information they. need to fix your problem.

Depending on the symptoms the mechanic will take a good look at your vehicles:
- Drive & timing belts (cambelt, serpentine belts);
- Camshaft & crankshaft;
- Spark plugs; or
- Oil pan.

Before completing any repairs the mechanic will complete a quote and look for your approval.

When your vehicle shuts off when you step on gas pedal its often as a result of a:

  • Faulty ignition component
  • Faulty fuel pump
  • Bad fuel filter
  • Vacuum leaks
  • Bad electrical connections
  • Dirty or defective idle control valve

Popular services linked to a Engine Inspection:

Radiator Bottom Hose Replacement

In order to send your cooled coolant from the radiator to the engine, it has to travel through the radiator bottom hose. This hose is prone to wearing out over time, this is due to the constant pressure and heat cycles. You don’t want coolant going on the ground instead of the engine, so get the bottom hose fixed as soon as possible.

Mass Airflow Sensor Replacement

The mass airflow sensor checks the amount of airflow that’s coming into the engine. It then sends this information to the ECU which will use this info to adjust the fuel mixture that is injected via the fuel injectors.

Oil Pan/ Sump Gasket Replacement

Have you ever cleaned your garage, only to find pesky oil stains on your floor the next day? This is usually the fault of the gaskets in your engine. Your sump holds nearly all of your oil in the engine when your car is off. If your sump gasket is playing up then more often than not, it can lead to annoying leaks that can sometimes lead to more issues.

Fuel Injector Replacement

In order to get the right amount of fuel into your engine, your engine computer uses fuel injectors. These injectors are used to spray the exact right amount of fuel into the combustion chamber. They give the engine way more ability to be economical and efficient than old carburettors did.

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