Why would the car shut off every time you brake?

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Check for vac. leaks, possibly the vac hose on the cruise switch at the brake pedal.
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Why would 1990 Geo Prizm brake lights not shut off?

I have a 90 Prism that had the same problem. There is a platic spacer on the brake arm the crumbled with age. it is very hard to see where it is located. I glued a penny and a dime ( the thickness of the space ) to the brake arm....problem solved. I don't know for sure about the Geo although we do ( Full Answer )

Why would the brake lights stay on after the car is off or if is running?

Up above the brake pedal is a switch that activates the lights. The switch is either broken or it may have moved because most are adjustable. Hold the brake pedal from moving down and push the switch until the lights go out. Also check for a little rubber pad that makes contact with switch it could ( Full Answer )

Why would the interior lights of a car not shut off?

Answer . \nMy guess is you have a ford product. It would be nice to know that info. If you do, spray the latch on the doors with a light lubricant such as WD-40. Open and close it and spray again.

Why does your Car stutters when shutting off?

It sounds like there may be some carbon in the combustion chambers causing pre-ignition and run on after shutdown. Purchase a container of engine combustion chamber cleaner with Techron in it. Follow the directions. You add it to your fuel tank. It cleans the fuel system and combustion chambers of d ( Full Answer )

Your car dies every time you let off the gas?

\n. \n Answer \n. \nThis depends upon the car; but, generally, any out-of-tune condition or vacuum leak can cause it. jb\n. \n. \nThe very most likely cause is a clogged throttle body. A Chevy dealer will fix it for under $200. This i ( Full Answer )

How do you redo the memory for power seats in the 1998 Grand Jeep Cherokee Every time you get back into the car after shutting it off you have to refix the drivers seat to where you want it Thank you?

Answer . \nOn the drivers door, is a panel that holds buttons, on there is a 1 and 2,and a set button , which for all purpose is for 2 drivers to set their individual settings for seat, side mirrors and radio station. To program you push either the 1 or 2, than you adjust your seat and side mirr ( Full Answer )

You have 1991 buick park avenue and when you drive it the oil pressure light comes on when you brake and some times shuts the car off do you know what the problem could be?

Answer . Probably worn main and/or rod bearings allowing too much of the oil past the bearings and the oil pump cannot keep up. You'll probably need to rebuild the engine to replace the crankshaft and main/rod bearings, but a heavier weight oil (higher viscosity numbers) can give you some extra ( Full Answer )

How do cars shut off?

Answer . For those who don't know anything about ignition systems, heres a little insight on the subject: A basic ignition system consists of an ignition switch, ignition coil & distributor assembly or computer & coil packs, spark plug wires, and spark plugs. When the ignition switch is on, a 1 ( Full Answer )

What causes brakes to squeal sometimes on Nissan Pathfinder and also the brake light on dashboard comes on and off every now and then but not all the time what would cause that?

Answer . The squeal is a warning device installed on your vehicle telling you that your brake pads are worn out. The light is coming on because you have a problem. Have your braking system inspected ASAP. Do not ignore this or you will end up replacing the rotors and spending more money. You may ( Full Answer )

My 1991 Ford Taurus shuts off every time I come to a stop. I need to put the car in neutral and rev it to keep it running. What could be wrong?

Answer try oxygen sensor-looks like big spark plug in the exhaust usually. Good Luck. Not sure if O2 sensors would have that significant enough of an impact on driveability... So many things can contribute to this - but start with running down the list of items for an engine tuneup: Sparkplugs, ( Full Answer )

Why does your car spudder after you shut it off?

Timing is too far advanced or the idle is set too high. A2: "spudder"? You mean run on a while? If it does, could be above mentioned or the anti-diesel solenoid. Or engine overheating. Could also be carbon build up in the heads or you need a valve job. Possibly wrong termperature spark plugs o ( Full Answer )

Why would a car start but shuts off after it is put in gear?

There can be several things to happen this on A/T engines. . Engine Idle Speed is low, below 750 Rpm +-50. . Engine air lines leaking. . ignition system problem, misfire on some of the cylinders, because of this engine does not run smoothly at idle. ( so engine rough idle) . Engine mechanical ( Full Answer )

Why does car shut off when you stop?

So it doesn't roll away.. check the battery first to make sure its good and clean on top..... then the alternator.

Why would a car continue to sputter after being shut off?

Several things can cause this phenomenon, called dieseling. Builtup carbon in the cylinders, incorrect timing, an overheated engine,a lean carburetor setting, or a fast idle can all be contributorsto dieseling.?æ

Why do cars shut off?

It can shut off because of lack of two things- gas and power. Power being electrical power and gas being gasoline. An engine needs both of these to stay running.

Why would the Starter keep running after car is shut off?

Overheating. Answer- The starter either has a bad solenoid or the ignition switch is not opening the connection when turned off. The only way to check that would be to disconnect the starter, and check for voltage when the key is turn to start and then turned off. If voltage is present all of ( Full Answer )

What if my Car shuts off by itself?

I had a 1994 mercury villager I was having the same problem it shutting down when the engine got warm. The distributor was the problem . After I changed it I never had another problem with it shutting down anymore. Good luck

Why would brake lights stay on when the car is off?

the brake switch is broken. The switch is located above the brake pedal. It costs about $9 to $15 at local auto part store but the quality is not as good as the OEM. I recommend an OEM switch from the dealer. It costs double but it is better made.

What to do when the car shuts off when driving?

my truck did that and i ( THANK GOD) was able to shift to neutral and then actually turn the car off ( it had seemed to go dead, the radio went of and i could not really steer ) and then I turned the car on again. hope this helps.

Car shuts off after starting?

There are a couple of reasons why a car would shut off afterstarting. The spark plug or plug wires may need changed. Also, thegas may have water in it.

Why won't my car shut off?

you have to take the key out! DEPENDING ON THE CAR ,YOU COULD HAVE A FAULTY IGNITION SWITCH LOCATED UNDER THE STEERING COLUMN,OR THE LOCKING CYLINDER ISN'T PUSHING THE ROD FAR ENOUGH TO THE SWITCH,TO KILL THE 12 VOLTS THAT A CAR USES ,

What would cause your car to shut itself off?

when the battery dies. Though, that is a valid answer, there are many reasons for you car to shut down on you, by it self. There is ignition coil, fuel filter, catalytic converter, ignition switch, just to name a few. Give a little more information like, year make and model with engine size to st ( Full Answer )

What would cause the brake lights to stay on after the car is off?

There is a switch down at the brake pedal, It's most likely bad. This is true. There is a switch under the brake pedal that probably needs to be adjusted or replaced. I have this same problem in my 1998 mercury villager. I have not replaced or adjusted the switch...not sure the cost or how hard it ( Full Answer )

What would cause the fuse for the brake lights to blow every time you hit the brakes?

Fuses That "Blow" Repeatedly . Fuses and Circuit Breakers are safety devices designed and installed in electrical circuits TO PROTECT the conductors [wires] from short circuits and overload conditions which can cause extreme overheating that can result in damage to the insulation and the conductor ( Full Answer )

Why does the car smoke after shut off?

if it is under the hood, it could be a small antifreeze or oil leak that when the engine is running the smoke is blown away, but when shut off it continues to burn off but is not blown away.

How to shut off a car alarm?

It varies from c (ar to car...some cars will silence the auto alarm when a key is used to open the door, or to start the engine. But as far as I can remember with my 95 SAAB 900SE Convertible...the alarm would be turned on when you used the remote fob to auto-lock the doors, and would disarm itself ( Full Answer )

Should you turn your mondom off every time you shut your computer down?

Depends on the make and model. It is generally a good idea to turn off anything that you are not using because it extends service life. If your modem is a wireless router, than if you turn it off, no one in the neighborhood can use it(provided they had your security info ) but neither can anyone els ( Full Answer )

Would a timing belt make your car shut off and won't start again?

the question is faulty. if a timing belt what is broken??? is jumped ??? is missing ??? is misaligned???? If it breaks yes it will not start. it usually will turn over a lot faster as well. if misaligned or jumped making it out of time. no start to back fires when accelerating or just no power at ( Full Answer )

What would make a car shut off when you make a turn?

The following reasons will be applicable as per the severity: 1.Power steering pressure switch / sensor failure. 2.Low fuel level which results in air-lock in case of diesel or engine shut-off in case of petrol. 3.The coupler of electronic control module which controls the engine management syste ( Full Answer )

Why would rear parking and brake lights stay on when the car is shut off?

There are two or more faults at work here depending on the car. If your car has a relay that runs brake lights or Tail lights one or both could be bad. OR If your car has these items controlled by a body control module it could be bad or with this system the computer grounds the bulbs to make them w ( Full Answer )

Why does your car run after it is shut off?

This is called "dieseling" and is a bad thing. There are severalreasons it might happen, but the short answer is "take it to amechanic, tell him it's dieseling, and let him figure it out."