Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car troubles

asked by on

I was driving last night when all of a sudden it locked up and I had to pull over..Then I cut my car off an it cranked but it stalled so we tried gas treatment because nothing else seemed wrong an the gauges where all good .. that didn't work so we decided to leave the car over night ..this morning we went back an it will turn over but not crank

My car has 194509 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

When you say locked up, do you mean the engine stalled or just turned off? When you turn the key on without starting the truck do you hear a faint whining sound from near the gas tank? A crank no start situation can many times be a sign of a problem with the ignition, like a faulted coil or worn out plugs or a problem with fuel delivery like a failed fuel pump or clogged fuel filter. Consider hiring an experienced technician like one from YourMechanic to take a closer look at the truck and offer a professional diagnosis of your car’s no-start issue.

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: Needed brakes car would go in reverse but wouldn't move finally did but super loud metal to metal sound

Hello. If the brakes sounded that bad then chances are that the pad may have come loose and jammed between the brake pad bracket and the rotor. It is also possible that the caliper piston came out of its bore....

Q: How do I program a personal entry code?

You can program your own personal entry cod for the keyless entry keypad with just a few steps: 1. Enter the factory set entry code, which is located on the owner’s wallet card. 2. Within five seconds, press the 1-2...

Q: Something broke underneath my car.

Hello, without hearing the noise its hard to make a recommendation. If you hear a rattle sound it could be a loose bracket or loose bolt. If you are experiencing a clunking sound, you might have something loose in 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...
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...
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...