5 Causes of a Car Starts then Dies Immediately

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When you attempt to start your car, you normally assume it is going to start without any problems. You’ll hear the engine turning and everything will seem fine. However, there may come a point in time when your car will start but then die almost immediately afterward. This will aggravate you a lot because it will seem like your car should be working since you got it to start first. So naturally, you’ll repeatedly keep attempting to start your vehicle until it doesn’t die. Unfortunately, you won’t have any success at doing this once it dies the first time. The only thing you can do is figure out what happened and then fix the problem.

The Top 5 Causes

There are lots of reasons as to why your car would start and then stop immediately. After you’ve tried to start your vehicle a couple of times with this problem occurring, you should avoid trying again. You don’t want to risk making the cause of the problem any worse. Speaking of which, below are the top 5 causes of a car dying immediately after you start it up.

1. Fuel Pump Leak – If there is any kind of leak in your fuel pump or fuel injection system for that matter, it will create problems for the internal combustion process. The engine requires the right amount of air and fuel to mix together for ignition. But if there is a fuel leak somewhere, then the proper amount of fuel won’t be able to make it to the combustion chamber. This might cause the engine to still start, but it won’t be able to keep it running. That is why it will die almost immediately after it starts.

2. Fuel Injection Sensor Issue – The fuel injector requires a certain amount of pressure so that it can inject the right amount of fuel into the internal combustion chamber. The engine control unit communicates with the fuel injector through the sensor that is attached to it. The sensor keeps track of the amount of pressure in the fuel injector and then transmits this information to the engine control unit. From there, this computer modifies the pressure accordingly. However, if there is a problem or issue with the fuel injector sensor, the engine will not receive the right amount of fuel for a proper combustion. This could lead to a starting car that dies right away.

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