Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car shut off while driving and it tries to crank but can't for some reason.

asked by on

My converter has been going bad for some time now. I changed my fuel filter, spark plugs, and plug wires because I thought that was why my car was losing power but that changed nothing so that pointed back to the converter. A hole formed in the pipe like right after the converter so my car sounded more like a truck and where the hole is it's some kind of wire that comes out of it and goes somewhere else. And since that piece came off it was touching the pipe and got burned a little so I don't know if that caused any problems so I need a little advice.

My car has 240000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. A no start condition can be caused b...

Hello. A no start condition can be caused by many things. If a component touched the tailpipe and burned then it may very well be possible that it is related to your problem. I would recommend trying to identify what component it was, as it may be possible that it sends signal to the computer. I would also address the catalytic converter issue, as a bad catalytic converter can also prevent a vehicle from running correctly. If you need help having this checked, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose the starting issue and let you know what needs repair.

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: Abs and brake signals pops up

Hi There, This may be an issue of a faulty ABS control module or possibly faulty wheel sensors. The ABS control module controls the activation of the ABS system based upon inputs from the ABS wheel sensors. When this module...

Q: my truck stalled yesterday and i received an engine code of p2110 now it wont start turns over but not getting gas

This P2110 code relates to the electronic throttle control which can be potentially caused by the following: Faulty Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) harness is open or shorted Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) circuit having poor electrical...

Q: My car is not starting - Jaguar X-Type

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The most economical way to address this issue is to have a scanner hooked to your vehicle and retrieve any codes. This will isolate the issue and in turn be the cheapest way...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...