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does your engine start and die immediately?

Sometimes a car will die immediately after starting. If this is something you are experiencing for the first time, the normal reaction would be to restart the car. In most cases, this is a futile attempt.

There could be a number of reasons why this happens. However, if there is a problem with the fuel or the electrical system, the engine will start but it will die down immediately.

Car Starts and Dies Immediately: Why This Happens

As mentioned above, the natural tendency is to immediately restart the car as soon as the engine dies. However, it can be frustrating when your car does not behave in the manner you are used to, which is to – start immediately. Trying to restart the engine even after several failed attempts could lead to making matters worse.

If you know what is causing this to happen, it could help you address the issue quickly. Consider the following reasons:

Leaking Fuel Pump

Any time there is a leak in the fuel pump, or if your car’s fuel injection system has a problem, it impacts the internal combustion process. Vital concepts you should know:

A Problem with the Fuel Injection Sensor

A specific amount of pressure is essential for the fuel injector to successfully supply the required quantity of fuel to the internal combustion chamber. To ensure this happens without any problems;

When this happens, the car will start, however, it will die down immediately.

Problems with the Engine Control Unit

We mentioned earlier how a faulty fuel injection sensor could impact the internal combustion chamber if the required information to adjust pressure is not passed on to the engine control unit.

On top of this, if there is a problem with the engine control unit, its ability to communicate with the fuel injection system could be affected. In this case again, the car will start, however, it will die immediately.

Issues with the Ignition System

If everything is running fine, a constant flow of fuel and a good spark will ignite the fuel to keep the engine running. The problem occurs when:

A Bad or Malfunctioning Carburetor

The job of the carburetor is to ensure the ratio of air and fuel is right for successful combustion. Any issues or problems with the carburetor will disrupt the air-fuel balance which in turn could again cause your car to start. However, without the right mix of air and fuel to ignite the fuel, the car engine will die immediately.

Vital Information

One of the first things you should do if your car starts and dies immediately is to have it checked up by a professional mechanic.

The problem could be anywhere; it could be an issue with the fuel and electrical systems or an issue with your car’s computer. Timely repairs or replacements could prevent further damage to the important components of your car’s engine.

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