Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Constant KA issues....

asked by on

Hi, I have a streetka 2005, for the last 7-8 weeks I've been having a bit of trouble. The engine management light has been going on and off constantly. I've had two mechanics look at it and it's been a misfire on cylinder 1. I've had the coil pack and leads changed twice and after a week or so the problem reappears. Last week the garage change the fuel injector valve(?) and for a week it drove like a dream. This evening, however, the light came on again and it was accelerating really badly, juddering and not wanting to go, there now seems to be a strange ticking noise from under the bonnet. The light comes on and flashes then goes off again and doesn't feel right. Can anyone shed any light on this problem as I seem to be throwing money at this car on a weekly basis 馃槴

My car has 72000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Well you have a new fuel injector, coil pack, and spark plug wires. Were the spark plugs changed? The condition of the plugs must be checked as a small crack in the plugs porcelain can cause spark to leak and cause a misfire. Check the compression on all cylinders to see if it is within limits, and if not, there may be an internal problem. I recommend having another expert inspect the light to see what the cause of the problem. If it is the same code, then that means the original repair may not have been done properly or that the repair did not completely solve the problem. If it is a separate code, this means that a new problem has occurred and will need to be diagnosed accordingly.

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 銉籅acked by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee銉籉air and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My honda starts on the 3rd attempt 90% of the time. The other 10% it may start on the 1st or 2nd. The check engine light is on. I

This may be related to many things such as low fuel pressure, a faulty fuel injector or potentially faulty idle air control valve. I would suggest having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your home to perform a basic...

Q: What does the brake system Warning Light mean?

The brake system Warning Light is located on your instrument control panel. The brake system Warning Light can illuminate for two reasons: 1. The parking brake is currently engaged. When the brake system Warning Light comes on, make sure that...

Q: coolant replacement

Hello. The radiator cap for your particular vehicle can be purchased a part store like Advanced Auto or AutoZone. The radiator cap should cost about 8 to 15 dollars. The Duralast and Dorman radiator cap listed at AutoZone should fit...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You鈥檒l find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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.