Q: Engine problem

asked by on

I have an engine problem.

While the information you gave is not enough for me to determine the cause of your problem, I can give you some advice on how to explain the problem to a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, that might be checking it for you. Using descriptive words like rattle, squeaking, grunting, squawking, moaning, etc., and describing when you observe the problems, can really help point us in a good direction.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Engine problem

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: lately my van often doesn't start on the 1st, 2nd, or thirtieth try.

Hello. First of all, 500 amps is too high. Most starters pull 150-300 amps. With the other symptoms you describe, I am fairly certain you have a bad connection in the starting system. Starting systems have two circuits. One...

Q: I am having trouble starting my 2007 Dodge Charger and it does not have good acceleration

Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this on your vehicle. I would usually start by scanning the computer for any codes. If there are codes set it can help to find the issue. If there are...

Q: Car vibrates at 35 mph and over

Hello there. Vibrations are a common symptom that have quite a few different causes. The most common causes are tires, rims, tire balance, wheel bearings, or ball joints. In some cases, when the tires are mounted onto the rims, a...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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 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.