Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car has a rough idle.

asked by on

Car is making noise while idling.

A: Hello, It sounds like maybe your idler pull...

Hello, It sounds like maybe your idler pulley or some other pulley on the motor has a bearing that is going bad. A technician from YourMechanic can trace down exactly where the noise is coming from by inspection.

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: I'm told I need to replace the engine coils to the tune of $300 each at the dealership.

The engine coil is the same as the ignition coil; what it is called is simply personal preference. There is no risk in having a non-dealership technician perform this repair. However, the technician you choose should be certified, knowledgeable, courteous,...

Q: Loud humming noise

Hello. There could be a problem with the alternator not charging properly, causing low battery voltage. This could cause electrical components to come on and off when they shouldn’t. The alternator could be making the humming noise you hear if...

Q: Opinion on a 2013 Mini Cooper

I'm not a fan of them. My neighbor has one and to me that thing is so cheaply made. The wiring is so thin. Hers is eight years old and everything is shorting out. The thin little wires that they...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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.