An engine requires air, fuel, and spark to function properly, and when one or more of these components fail, the engine will stall. To confirm what is causing the car's engine to stall, the vehicle's computer will need to be plug into a diagnostics machine.Continue Reading
When the ignition is turned on in a vehicle, spark travels to the starter, battery and fuel pump. The flywheel spins and air is simultaneously sucked into the combustion chamber where small explosions occur. These small explosions cause an engine's crankshaft to spin and create power. When one or more of these components fail, the engine will be unable to maintain power and will shut off.
There are a few common causes of engine failure: