My Accord has recently been stalling on start-up, and I’m trying to figure out if it’s something I need to worry about. Here are more details:
It only happens sporadically (though more frequently recently), and only after the car is warmed up. The car starts up fine, but then a few seconds later the engine sputters and stalls. Second and third tries at starting it up are no different (still stalls). If I can get the car into gear and moving quickly enough (before it has a chance to stall), the car runs absolutely fine.
I took it to my regular mechanic and they, of course, were unable to reproduce the problem. They checked “everything” (including starter and fuel pump) and said it all tested “normal”. It’s otherwise running perfectly well.
My observation: the times when it stalls, it sounds/feels like the engine doesn’t rev up enough to “catch” (sorry for my non-technical explanation). I don’t know a whole lot about cars, but this seems like a fuel pump issue, right? Maybe it’s only acting up sporadically, which is why it tested normal at the shop?
An added mystery that probably doesn’t have much to do with the problem, but that I find intriguing and would be perfect for Tom and Ray!:98% of the time, this happens when the car is parked in a parking garage. I can only remember 2 times that it’s happened after being parked outside.