Q: Every time I drive the epc light goes on and it's says check engine service now and sometimes it just cuts off while driving

asked by on October 05, 2016

epc light goes on and it's says check engine service now and sometimes it just cuts off while driving

My car has 158000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello.

If your warning lights are on then the first thing I would do is retrieve the trouble codes, as they will likely reveal some insight on what the issue may be. Warning lights and stalling can be caused by many things.

A few common causes are a faulty idle control valve, a bad fuel pump, a bad ignition coil, or a wiring issues.

I would start by investigating the trouble codes and going from there. If you need assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your location and diagnose the trouble codes firsthand.

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

Hood sensor

Such a system is very limited in extent, and works using simple components. The Factory Service Manual for this vehicle will have a test protocol for the system. In addition, if the work was done at a Mercedes Benz dealership,...

Replacing rear brake pads

Hello! We will be happy to assist you with your 2010 Ford E-250. You will have to remove the whole caliper and bracket as one, then remove the caliper bolts from the bracket once the caliper and bracket is repositioned....

Check engine light came on AutoZone said thermostat or gasket

To maximally help you, we need to know the specific diagnostic trouble code that was downloaded. The code will be a "format" such as P0135, just as one example. If you request a check engine light diagnostic a certified mechanic...

Related articles

P2119 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Throttle Body Range/Performance
P2119 code definition Throttle Actuator Control Throttle Body Range/Performance What the P2119 code means This code indicates that the throttle valve...
P2179 OBD-II Trouble Code: System Too Lean Off Idle Bank 2
P2179 P2179 code definition System Too Lean Off Idle Bank 2 What the P2179 code means This code indicates that there is a lean air fuel mixture on bank 2 of the engine. Bank 2 refers to the set of...
P2234 OBD-II Trouble Code: O2 Sensor Signal Circuit Shorted to Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1
P2234 P2234 code definition O2 Sensor Signal Circuit Shorted to Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1 What the P2234 code means Code P2234 is an OBD-II generic code for the Engine Control Module (ECM) detecting the O2 sensor signal wire...