Q: My car shakes and sometimes turns off.

asked by on

What could be wrong with my car, whenever i go to far places and come back my car begins to shake like if it wants to turn off...sometimes it does turn off; i took it to my local mechanic and he told me he didnt know what was wrong with my car, he thought it was my transmission fluid because he told me my gears are slow to change which i did notice...but he checked it and said it was clean and full. His only advice to me was to keep driving my car until it gives out...please i need help...im having a baby soon and this car needs to be fixed before that. Can you help?

My car has 127556 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The mechanic that looked at the vehicle is partly correct in that the repairs cannot be known until the problem can be verified and diagnosed. If the problem cannot be verified then you will have a hard time getting a correct diagnosis. My recommendation is to have a mechanic do an extensive drive of the vehicle to see if the problem can be verified for you.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car shakes and sometimes turns off.

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: All my light work when truck off start truck all lights work except headlights go out

If the headlights are working intermittently (i.e., turn off after you start the truck), there is a loose connection, faulty relay or switch, or other electrical problem in the headlight circuit. When the problem occurs, you can find the fault...

Q: Stalling and jerking

Hi There, Unfortunately, there are many different reasons that may cause an engine to stall, including fuel delivery problems, vacuum leaks and various sensor malfunctions. When this happens, this causes a reduction in power as you have indicated. As a...

Q: 3rd brake light on

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing some sort of electrical issues. If only the third brake light stays illuminated, not the left and right side brake lights, then that is a sign that...

Related articles

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...