Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Just had my cam belt changed, now the Check Engine Light is on and it gets very sluggish in second gear

asked by on

Was running perfect before the garage touched it. On did can belt to make it last longer as per mileage. Garage now said it was a cylinder head gasket? Which he said he fixed now 2 days later the light has come on again and its not got any power in second to third gear feeling sluggish. Its a kia picanto 2006. I dont want to take it back to that garage now but feel its something he's done to my car

My car has 60000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Just had my cam belt changed, now the Check Engine Light is on and it gets very sluggish in second gear

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: My car is losing power while I'm driving.

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, this may be a common sign of a failing mass air flow sensor. The majority of cars from the early 1990's to today are equipped with a mass air flow sensor....

Q: Power steering quit and RPMs to Zero

Hello. There are several possible issues that might be causing the problem you are experiencing. The most common possibility is that the power steering belt may have broken. The power steering belt pulleys may have seized up as well. This...

Q: Engine sputtering

Hi there, thanks for writing in. There are a lot of possible causes of this. Most of the time it is caused by a fuel system issue. When you get smoke like this it is usually caused by excessive fuel...

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...
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.