Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car dead in driveway.

asked by on

I replaced the battery, control module, and some other items. The car stopped working and has been parked in my driveway for over a year. I need to find out what is wrong and what to do to get it running again, if possible.

A: Hello, With all the parts that were replac...

Hello, With all the parts that were replaced it hard to say what is causing not to run. There are many control unit on cars now that need to be programmed or they won't work correctly. You're probably going to need the aid of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to help solve the problem. Also knowing which control unit you replaced would be helpful for the mechanic before he or she comes out. If it's a control unit that requires programming you will probably have to have it towed to a dealer or a shop that has access to the factory scan tool in order to program the control unit.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: No brake pressure

Hi there. If the brakes were working fine prior to replacing these parts then you may have air trapped in the system or the calipers may not be functioning correctly. I would first make sure that the calipers are installed...

Q: Truck every once in awhile will hesitate when hit brakes real quick and get back on gas

When you hit the brakes real quick, this means you closed the throttle real quick. When this happens you may have excessive fuel in the engine and the computer shut off the injectors. When you open the throttle back up,...

Q: No lights on instrument panel

There is a 7.5 amp fuse under the hood for the instrument cluster lights. Check for power with the headlight switch on. There is a rheostat on the cluster itself. Turn it left or right to adjust the illumination. That...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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.