Oceanside Auto Repair

Why does my Volvo keep cutting out?

Why does my Volvo keep cutting out?

Your vehicle may stall while you are driving for a variety of reasons. A dead alternator, a faulty coolant sensor, or a lack of fuel are just a few possibilities. Is your car stalling out as it gains speed? If so, it might be a significant vacuum leak, a blocked fuel filter, or a defective fuel pump.

  • Bad alternator

The Volvo’s power plant, the alternator, transforms mechanical energy from the engine into electrical energy. While the engine is operating, it not only powers all of the electrical parts of the car but also recharges the battery. Alternator going bad in your vehicle is a significant issue and it can be risky to drive your car on the highway owing to very high chance of breakdown.

  • Faulty coolant sensor

If the coolant temperature sensor malfunctions and informs the computer that the car is fully warmed up when it hasn't actually done so, the computer may then restrict the amount of gasoline going into the cylinders, which could result in a cold engine stalling.

  • Low fuel level

Your car will turn off while you're driving if it runs out of fuel. You cannot operate the vehicle without fuel. Instead of presuming there is a mechanical issue, it is best to check the fuel.

  • Defective fuel pump

An unreliable fuel pump could overheat and provide insufficient gasoline to the engine, leading it to run hot and shut off while traveling. In this case, after overheating and shutting down, your car can restart, only to repeat the process 30 minutes later. This situation is a typical indicator of a faulty fuel pump.

  • Significant vacuum leak

An engine with a vacuum leak may be able to function correctly, but it may also misfire, idle unevenly, hesitate, or stall. Your car might not accelerate as quickly as it usually does. Significant intake leakage could make it impossible for the engine to start at all.

Here at Oceanside Motorsports, if your Volvo has defective cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket, and oil pan gasket, we offer a lifetime warranty on these seals so once you pay for it once you will never pay for it again. With our Time Saver Service, we can get your car and deliver it to your doorstep once fixed. We can even help arrange to tow if needed. You can also have our free loaner car while your car is serviced! You'll get used to expecting quick, simple, and dependable auto repairs from Oceanside Motorsports!


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