Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Problem with wiring harness

asked by on

I am having a problem with the wiring harness on my car. Some of the wires are cut and I don't know where they go. It is also idling roughly.

A: When you say some wires are cut I would nee...

When you say some wires are cut I would need to get an idea of the location of the cut wires and how they got cut? Do you have critters chewing the wires under the hood? I have seen mice chew the wiring in the engine and passenger compartment. This can cause various problems from runs rough or not at all. Charging system problems and lighting issues. My recommendation is to have a certified mechanic, like one from Your Mechanic, to come and inspect the car’s rough idle and wiring harness.

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: How do you select files from the iPod menu?

If your car is equipped with the multi-information display system, then you have the ability to connect your iPod to the radio and enjoy “your tunes” wherever you go. Of course, that means you’ll need to know how to navigate...

Q: Car leaks fluid under vehicle

In regards to the leaking transmission after the pan gasket has been changed it may still be leaking from the output seals and/or the torque converter seal, the latter of which would require transmission removal. If on occasion the ignition...

Q: car hesitation in 1st and 2nd gears , its totally fine in higher gears . hesitation means light jerks , what's the issue?

Hi there. You may be having an engine misfire since it is only when you are accelerating. The misfire may be due to worn spark plugs or the ignition system coil failing. The ignition system includes the spark plugs, wires,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...