Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car makes a chugging noise when trying to start it

asked by on

My car won't start. It makes a chugging noise. Also door panel is coming loose.

A: The most common causes of vehicles not star...

The most common causes of vehicles not starting is battery failure. With the door panel coming loose, it is generally due to the clips being broken or that the panel was removed and reinstalled improperly. A qualified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your car’s starting issue and door problem to repair both of these issues and get you back on the road.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I just had the alternator replaced, but my car cuts off while driving.

If your vehicle is losing battery voltage (i.e. your battery light is on) the problem may be your battery. You have a new alternator, so if your battery is bad, it won't hold the charge from the alternator. The problem...

Q: Wagon stops after cranking it and in traffic

The vehicle may have a defective fuel pump. The best thing to do is to have a mobile mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, come to you and check the computer for codes and also check the fuel system to see...

Q: Car stalling, hesistating, and jerking.

This sounds like a fuel pump issue of low fuel pressure conditions or the fuel filter is clogged causing low flow. I recommend you have the system checked by a qualified mechanic.

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.