Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car won't drive

asked by on

I was leaving the grocery store and my car wouldn't start. After finally messing around with car I got it to start but it would go over like four miles per hour. Everything under the hood was shaking and the engine was actig like it wanted to quit and then it would rev, even with my foot all the way on the brake when the engine would rev, my car would scoot forward, I pages to have it towed home, now I need help to figure out what is wrong!

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Based on the information you gave, there co...

Based on the information you gave, there could be several potential causes, including an engine misfire, faulty fuel pump, or a vacuum leak. You didn’t mention if your Check Engine Light is on, but I feel it is likely to be on. The Check Engine Light indicates that diagnostic trouble codes are stored. The first step is to read the diagnostic trouble codes to determine what system needs further testing. I recommend enlisting the help of a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, who will have the tools and knowledge to properly determine the cause of your starting 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: car stall s and the trac off come on

Hi there. Most of the time the trac off will come on when there is a powertrain problem. This can be voltage related or it may have a crankshaft position sensor that is failing among other parts. I usually start...

Q: No start condition

Hello. If your issues began after you removed the turbo lines then the first thing I would do is go back and make sure that all of the hoses and lines were reinstalled correctly. Any sort of boost or vacuum...

Q: Car misfire

They do not need to be replaced and be in the same shape but it sometimes is recommended to replace all of the coils at the same time since they seem to start failing one after the other in a...

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...
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...
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...