Some of the reasons that a car can stall when accelerating are a defective throttle position sensor, low fuel pressure and spark plugs that need to be replaced. When the "Check engine" light is on, a code scanner can be used to identify the cause more accurately.
Replacing the spark plugs, distributor caps, fuel filter and air filter should correct most issues that cause a car to stall during acceleration. If the problem does not stop, take the car to a mechanic to look at the fuel management system, throttle position sensor and the mass air flow sensor or to verify the reason for the "Check engine" light.Learn More
The Cheverolet 283 small-block engine was first produced in 1957, generating between 185 and 283 HP, and maxed out at 315 HP in 1961. This engine became famous as the basis for larger block engines.Full Answer >
The Chevy 6.0 liter small block engine is an eight-cylinder engine aligned in the V formation and is called the Vortec L96. As of 2015, it is used primarily in Chevy's heavy-duty trucks, vans and SUVs and is the last Vortec engine in use by Chevy.Full Answer >
A crankshaft on a car is one of the major components of the engine that powers the drivewheels. The pistons create power in the engine using an up and down, or reciprocating, motion, and the crankshaft converts this to a circular or rotational motion.Full Answer >
There are several ways to reset the "check engine" light on a Toyota Matrix, which include removing the proper fuse, disconnecting the battery or using a diagnostics machine. Removing the light requires resetting the vehicle's computer.Full Answer >