Q: car not sounding and running properly

asked by on

I had the water and oil filler changed on my c220 cdi.. but after it iv noticed sometimes loss of power and sometime when I stop the car engine sounds like it's struggling and rocks as if it's goin to cut out also sounds from the drive chain.. :/ like small rattling sound.. please help

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Most likely the loss of power after your oil change is just a coincidence. It is possible they checked your air filter and disconnected a sensor on accident. If this is the case, there should be a Check Engine Light on. If not, then it is most likely a coincidence that your car began acting up after you oil change. I am assuming you got an oil change because water is not changed with a filter of any kind, let alone an oil filter.

Your timing chain is most likely controlled by oil pressure, and since you just had an oil change, I would check your oil level. If could be low, but I would expect an oil light to be on if that was the case.

There could be quite a few possible failures with these sort of symptoms, so I recommend the following inspection of rough idling to be performed by a certified YourMechanic technician to help you figure this out. Good luck!

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. car not sounding and running properly

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 have a restraint system malfunction visit workshop message popping up on my mercedes c class 2011, I jump started a car with my

The dead battery may have caused the fault or faults, to be set. Has the battery been replaced ? If so and the system is ok, then the fault may clear itself after a couple of ignition cycles - starting,...

Q: Car shuts off after sometime I start the engine!

A poor engine idle could be due to a faulty idle air controller or IAC for short. The IAC controls the engine idle speed by allowing more or less air into the intake manifold. More air equals high RPM, less...

Q: How Do Oil Filters Get Dirty?

Oil filters have a very important, yet really dirty job to perform. I don’t think even Mike Rowe would want to tackle the dirty job of an oil filter. Before we talk about the oil filter, let’s talk about the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...