Okay so I just used my car yesterday night, and it ran fine but today at 4 pm when I tried to go to walmart it kept stalling out on me. I had just left the parking lot, and I pressed the gas to go out into the street when it did it the first time. Whenever I press the gas it stalls, but if I don't even touch the gas the car moves, hitting 15 mph. I took it around the block and brought it back to the parking lot. As I was trying to repark the engine cut out, my steering locked up and my brakes stopped working. I had to pump my brakes really hard to get the car to stop moving. I called a buddy of mine and he told me to put my emergency brake on just in case. I did, then I restarted my car and it ran perfectly fine. I checked my engine but I can't make heads or tails of what could be wrong. I know it's not my brake fluid or my starter(<-- this is brand new), but that's as far as I can make it. Can you help me out?
Engine stalls then shuts off on 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
by Visitor in Alliance, OH on October 21, 2010
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on October 21, 2010
i would hhave the fuel pump checked out first. acts like one from your description Roy
my car shuts off randomly while driving. Starts back up in 5min. Changed fuel filter, cat. converter. Car starts right up everyday. Does not miss and other wise runs great Thanks for any advice ...