Car starts but then sputters (shakes ) and dies. Will restart.


Engine stalls after starting

  1. Check for a restriction in the fuel return line or the return line check valve and repair as necessary.
  2. Check the glow plug operation for turning the glow plugs off too soon and repair as necessary.
  3. Check for incorrect injection pump timing and reset to specification.
  4. Test the engine fuel pump and replace if the output is below specification.
  5. Check for contaminated or incorrect fuel. Completely flush the fuel system and replace with fresh fuel.
  6. Test the engine’s compression for low compression. If below specification, mechanical repairs are necessary to repair.
  7. Check for air in the fuel. Check fuel tank fuel and fill as needed.
  8. Check for a failed injection pump. Replace the pump, making sure to properly set the pump timing.