Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: car is misfiring and vibrating

asked by on

will bad spark plugs and ignition coils cause hesitation, loss of power and vibration

My car has 111111 miles.

A: In older, points-style distributor systems,...

In older, points-style distributor systems, the spark plugs and ignition coils were the primary source of engine stumbling and hesitation. However, in newer, electronic ignition systems like your 2011 Versa, the primary source is either bad sensors or clogged fuel injectors. A good bet is to contact our local ASE certified mechanics who can complete an engine is hesitating inspection for you and recommend the correct service plan to fix it for you.

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: The car I'm interested in buying has an engine knock

Engine knock by definition means the combustion taking place is mistimed or improperly detonated. More technically it means the explosion(s) has taken place partially or completely outside of the "envelope" (or area in the cylinder that is designed to push...

Q: Why does my wheel cylinder keep breaking?

Without specifying exactly what keeps happening, it's hard to tell exactly what problem you are having. The replacement of the wheel cylinder should be straight forward by removing the brake shoes on one side only. Remove and replace the wheel...

Q: Hi. A few days ago I purchased some gas. I filled the tank. Immediately upon restarting the car the engine sputtered and choked.

Hello. If the issues began after you filled up it may be possible that the issue is related to the fuel that was used. If a low quality batch or the wrong type of f fuel was used it may...

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 to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.