Q: Car misfires; loud engine noise

asked by on February 12, 2016

My car misfires, and the engine makes a loud noise.

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If your vehicle is misfiring, and making lot’s of noises, there is probably some sort of engine performance related problems. Symptoms like these can be caused by the need for a tune up, to a problem with one of the engine’s sensors. I would recommend having the vehicle looked over by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, in order to determine the cause of the engine misfire.

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