Reasons for Your Audi’s Engine Stalling While Drivingby schearerswpadmin May 16, 2020
When you purchase your Audi, you expect it to get you safely from point A to point B and all the other stops in between. As your Audi gets older, parts can start to break down or your Audi can require more service than it used to when you first got it. One issue that impacts your safety while driving your Audi is the engine stalling. This means that while you are driving, the engine abruptly stops.
If the engine stalls as you are driving, it can put you and your passengers in danger. Engine stalling can be unexpected and happen at any time if the warning signs of trouble are left unchecked.
The reasons behind engine stalling include a bad battery, moisture in the gas, and other electrical issues. These reasons and more are discussed below. Knowing them could be the key to preventing serious damage to you and your Audi.
The first possible reason behind your Audi engine stalling is a bad battery. Normally, when the vehicle does not start, it usually means that the battery is dead. Even with this huge flag, the car battery can give off signs when it is beginning to go bad before it dies completely.
Engine stalling is the main sign of a bad battery. When the engine has stalled due to a bad battery, a domino effect has occurred in your Audi. A battery not at full power will cause the alternator to have to work harder in order to keep the engine running. The extra energy that the alternator is putting out will put excess stress on the engine. This stress will then lead to the engine stalling as you are driving.
Moisture in the Gasoline
Another reason behind engine stalling is too much moisture in the gasoline that was pumped into your Audi. If there is too much moisture in the gas, there will be an engine disruption due to the moisture causing an imbalance in the air-fuel mixture needed for the engine to run at its optimal level.
Unfortunately, this is not something that can be prevented ahead of time. This may be the cause of your engine stalling if it is something that just began to occur after your last gasoline fuel up. You can either run the risk of continuing to use this damaged gasoline or you can have a professional empty out the tank so you can fill up at a different gas station. Continuing to run on this faulty gasoline could present additional problems for you down the road, so it is important to take that into consideration if this is the option you plan on selecting.
One last reason for engine stalling while driving your Audi is an issue with the electrical wiring. The newer your Audi, the more electronic components it will have. So a majority of your vehicle is going to be controlled by wires and the computer those wires are connected to.
The engine stalling is likely going to come from the idle speed control system. Over time, the wires in this system have the potential to be damaged by just general wear and tear. The wires could also become corroded the longer they are in use and exposed to the elements. So the idle speed control system would be one of the first places to check if you are experiencing engine stalling.
Addressing the Engine Stalling Issue at Schearer’s Sales and Service
Engine stalling while driving your Audi can be a serious inconvenience and a potentially dangerous event. This is why as soon as you notice your engine stalling out, you should bring your Audi in for servicing at Schearer’s Sales and Service, Inc.
We are conveniently accessible from the areas of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Macungie, PA, and always have our trained technicians available to service your Audi. We will use the latest and most up to date tools and technologies in order to diagnose exactly what is causing your engine to stall out. While doing so, we are also gathering data about your Audi to be able to give you notifications about parts that will need to be serviced in the future.
We always want to ensure that your time is not wasted by lengthy wait times and overpriced repairs. This is why coming to us over a dealership is the right choice to make. Call us today for a convenient appointment or to speak to our expert technicians about your Audi issues.