Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car shut off, but restarted

asked by on

My car needs a tune-up. The Engine light came on, the car sputtered, then shut off. It started again, but loses power. I believe the spark plugs need replacing as well.

A: Spark plugs and wires are important to chan...

Spark plugs and wires are important to change on a maintenance schedule. The platinum plugs in your car are suppose to be good for 100K, but I’ve seen the plugs be well worn before that. If the car is stalling, it’s possible the crankshaft sensor is on it’s way out. If the Check engine Light came on, there will be a code stored to indicate where the malfunction is. If you would like this repaired, consider having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect why your Check Engine Light is on.

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: Have a jeep grand cherokee it cranks but has no spark started a few times then nothing what sensor went bad

There could be a bad cam sensor, crank sensor, coil, or even a wiring issue. It would be best to test the components individually to determine which is causing the problem. My recommendation would be to connect a diagnostic scanner...

Q: I need a quote on an oil gasket for my sonata. your quote engine is giving me a price on the more expensive one, there are 2.

Hi there. The prices listed on our service pages are generic estimates, not specific to your vehicle. The best way to provide you with an accurate price quote is to first determine which oil gasket you are looking to have...

Q: Won't shift up or down in manual mode.

Hi there. If you have a transmission code such as this it will disable the manual shifting mode. Most of the time this code is the result of a voltage issue. If there is low voltage from a bad battery...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.