Q: Had a P0200 (open injector circuit) code thrown earlier in the day but continued to drive with no issues.Also the check engine lig

asked by on January 23, 2018

Had a P0200 (open injector circuit) code thrown earlier in the day but continued to drive with no issues.Also the check engine light went off with continued driving. Later in the evening, hopped in the truck and put it in reverse. Halfway down the driveway the truck just died/stalled out. I was able to get the engine to turn over a few times but idled rough and died out. Headlights come on until I put key into the on position. Now I'm getting absolutely no turnover. Any ideas? Please help! Any questions you have please ask.

My car has 275000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you are losing power to electrical system when you turn key on and try to start it then you may have a bad alternator not recharging the battery. Have the battery and charging system tested if you can get it to start. If no start or no crank due to low battery then have the battery and clamps tested and try jump starting truck to see if battery is too low and needs replaced.

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

The car starts by itself!!!!

Hi there. In order for an engine to start, the ignition relay needs to send an electric signal to activate the fuel system, ignition system and eventually the starter to crank the motor. This happens in three possible ways. First,...

4l60e transmission shifting problem

The 1-2 shift failure on the 4L60E is often due to a faulty throttle position sensor (TPS). Test the sensor (there should be a smooth, linear electrical response over the range of motion) or substitute a known good unit. A...

Will the idler pulley keep my car from cranking . 1999 Mercury Mystique

Hi - a failing idler pulley can certainly keep your alternator from charging properly, resulting in a dead battery, which would prevent the engine from starting of course. The idler pulley bearing may have been failing, or possibly a bearing...

Cam sensor problem on my 2014 Chevrolet Camaro

Hello. This can be caused by a number of issues. If the sensor clearance is not correct then this will occur. I would check this first. I would then monitor the sensor signals as that would tell me if the...

Gas gauge not working.

You're correct, the problem could be with the wiring. However, the improper reading may also be due to a faulty sending unit or gauge. A technician well versed in electronic troubleshooting, such as one form YourMechanic, will be able to...

I can hear the motor for my windshield wipers but the blades don't move at all. Is this the linkage

Hello, thank you for writing in. At this point you have done most of the diagnostic work. You know the motor is getting power, so the issue is either with the gears inside of the motor or the linkage. The...

Plan on buying a 2007 impala SS with 124,000 miles on it. Would that be a good purchase?

Hi there. When it comes to buying a pre-owned vehicle, it is best to perform a pre-purchase inspection to make sure that the engine, transmission, drivetrain, and suspension is all in order and working condition. Also it is best to...

Went to Jiffy Lube got a oil change

To determine if an engine is seized, one would turn it clockwise by hand using a wrench and socket applied to the crankshaft pulley bolt. That test is made easier if you remove the spark plugs so that there is...

Diesel fuel used instead of regular fuel

Gasoline engine systems cannot properly atomize and run on diesel fuel. Once the gasoline in the fuel lines was used and diesel made it's way to the injectors, the engine will stall and not restart. The only way to correct...

Related articles

2012 Toyota Prius vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which One Should I Buy?
While these two vehicles are both certainly cost-effective to drive, they can be difficult to compare due to the Prius’ entry in the mid-size category and the Volt living squarely in the compact car category. Both of these vehicles are...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need a Lot of Trunk Space
Many Many people focus more on interior room than cargo carrying capacity. That’s natural if you have a large family or regularly carpool, but what about drivers who need to carry a lot of stuff most of the time and...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Impala
A A true classic, the 2012 Chevrolet Impala may not have all of the latest high-tech features of other sedans on the market, but it is a tried-and-true model with lots of room, plenty of comfortable features, and a large...