Q: Check engine light came on and car stopped

asked by on January 06, 2017

My car already had the maintenance required light and the abs light on but has been driving just fine until it started losing speed on the highway and I had to pulll over and stop. When I turn it on it moves about 10 feet and stops again

My car has 105431 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A failure such as this could be due to the fuel pump failing or essential sensors such as the crankshaft or camshaft position sensors failing. It is likely that diagnostic trouble codes have been recorded by your vehicle’s PCM (powertrain control module) and consequently if you request a check engine light diagnostic or a stalling diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will diagnose this and estimate the repair cost for you. If no codes are downloadable, the diagnostic would still proceed, looking at the fuel, ignition, air induction systems, and the key engine management sensors.

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

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

What is a throttle body filter

Code P0068 can have to do with the Throttle Position Sensor. It can also be due to a Mass Air Flow sensor fault. Usually this code can be set due to a vacuum leak, either somewhere in the air intake...

I just replaced my egr valve and notice while driving for a couple of minutes my Electronic throttle Control light starts flashing

Hello. There are several components that can effect the electronic throttle control system. The issue may pertain to the recent work done, or may be a separate issue all together. The system depends on sensor inputs from all over the...

Check engine and oil light on

If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be diagnosed and repaired. If you request a check engine light diagnostic, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic would use a code scanner to retrieve diagnostic trouble code(s)...

Related articles

P0707 OBD-II Trouble Code: Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0707 P0707 code definition P0707 is a generic OBD2 trouble code that points to a fault within the transmission range sensor. This code may be seen with various other transmission codes. What the P0707 code means The P0707 diagnostic...
P2272 OBD-II Trouble Code: O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Lean Bank 2 Sensor 2
What What the P2272 code means? P2272 is an OBD-II generic code for the engine control module (ECM) detecting the O2 sensor for bank 2 sensor 2 after the catalytic convertor is stuck lean. What causes the P2272 code? ...
P2500 OBD-II Trouble Code: Generator Lamp/L-Terminal Circuit Low
P2500 P2500 code definition The P2500 diagnostic trouble code is an indication of a problem in the L-Terminal of the Generator Lamp control circuit. Related Trouble Codes: P2501 OBD-II Trouble Code: Generator Lamp/L-Terminal Circuit High What the P2500 code means...