Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Can you give me advice on what you think the problem might be.

asked by on

I just got my van fixed a week ago the water pump the timing belt and the radiator and now it won't crank and the check engine light is on and there a little smoke coming from under the hood. Is there any advice on what the problem might be. My husband heard a thud when he tried to crank it up that's when it started to smoke.

My car has 98000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: From what you described, it would appear ...

Hello.

From what you described, it would appear that the vehicle may possibly be experiencing some sort of mechanical or performance issues. If there was a thud and the vehicle will no longer crank, then it may be possible that some sort of mechanical issue occurred. If this happened immediately after the vehicle was serviced then it may be possible that the issue is related to the work that was done, perhaps related to the timing belt service. It may also be possible that the engine is experiencing performance issues, perhaps in the form of shorted or burned out electronics or wiring. If the check engine light is on, I would recommend having the trouble codes retrieved as they will likely shed some light on what the issue may be and possibly help you determine if the issue is mechanical or electrical in nature. If you need helping looking into this issue further, I would recommend having a professional technician from YourMechanic inspecting this issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oil leak in front seal

If one of the engine's front oil seals are leaking, it will likely need to be replaced. Depending on what specific seal is leaking, this may require disassembly of the engine's valve cover, or perhaps removal of the crankshaft pulley....

Q: Check Engine light codes

If your Check Engine light has come on for emissions problems I would recommend having a knowledgable technician, such as one from YourMechanic, scan and interpret the trouble codes, and thoroughly examine the vehicle's emissions system. All three of those...

Q: How to replace lower ball joints?

Hi there. To replace the lower ball joints on a 2003 Ford Taurus, perform the following steps: (1). Raise up the vehicle and put it on jack stands (2). Remove the tires that are associated with the ball joints...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.