Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Ignition coil problem

asked by on

My car turns off sometimes whenever I change my gear to drive or reverse. I try turn it off, but it doesn't want to turn back on. I had my mechanic check it out, and he tells me that my ignition coil is not working properly. The car runs good, but starting it is the problem. Also, my Check Engine light is on, but there's nothing wrong with my car. It's just the sensor that's dirty.

Hello! I suggest having the vehicle inspected by another technician to get a second opinion. Usually when a Check Engine Light is on, the vehicle will have some type of issue. Rarely will a Check Engine Light illuminate when nothing is wrong. I strongly suggest having the Check Engine Light diagnosed, and the codes retrieved by a technician. The light is accompanied by a numeric code which will tell the technician some more information about the exact problem the vehicle is experiencing.

I would suggest having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect why you are having issues starting your vehicle.

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 ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 2011 toyota camry

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are various vacuum hoses that are routed through the area around the throttle and mass air flow sensor. The best way for you to identify which one it is would be to access...

Q: I have a 1996 toyota tercel running & idling really rough. Trouble codes are: P0301, P0302, P0304, P0401 & P0402. Help please!?

Hi There, Codes P0301, P0302, P0304 relates to misfires in cylinders 1, 2, and 4. Codes P0401 and P0402 relate to the EGR valve not functioning properly. The EGR valve is likely detecting that there is either a condition of...

Q: Car overheated and leaked coolant.

While it is possible that a hose may need to be replaced, it may not be the root cause of your overheating concern. Does it overheat while driving on the highway at cruising speed or in stop and go traffic?...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll 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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.