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Drove my car a little distance it shut off wouldn't start right away and my check engine light came on.

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. There are several reasons that your engine may stall. The check engine light can be a great indicator to help you or a technician figure out what is wrong with the vehicle. To determine what turned on the check engine light, and likely what caused you to stall, you will have to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. Once you have those codes, you can focus in on a system or component that is likely at fault. You can have the vehicle scanned at most automotive parts stores, or by your local Certified AskPatty Female Friendly service center. Only further testing will tell. Good luck!

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