on saturday i got into my car and started it up and it went out before i had a chance to put it in gear so i restarted it until i got it going and i had to restart it about 3 times and then i started and it went out while i was driving and i restarted it again and it seemed to be o.k. i have not had this problem before can you give some input as towhat it might be. please e-mail back an answer. thanking you in advance netta 3/9/09
my car hesated to start on 1991 Chevrolet Corsica
by netta in Chicago, IL on March 09, 2009
ANSWER by Russ on March 11, 2009
It could be that your idle speed control system is not working correctly. The minimum idle speed could be low due to a dirty throttle body or the idle air control valve could be sticking. Try giving it a little throttle when it is going to stall. If that keeps the engine from stalling then I would strongly suspect that you do have some sort of idle control problem.