Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Replaced as fallows: Spark Plugs, Spark Cables, Ignition Coil. Still missing, chugging, skipping, smoke and liquid out of exhaust.

asked by on

It will start but cuts off if enough gas is not given. Engine missing.

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your description indicates fairly poor running operation and consequently if you request a stalling diagnostic an inspection by a certified mechanic should fairly quickly reveal the cause. On a DIY basis, once the engine starts, you can always try carefully introducing starter fluid into the intake and see if that cuts off the stall. If it does, that would point to a fuel supply issue but of course the fuel supply involves potential faults from the fuel pump to the injectors and everything in between. I definitely would not replace any more parts until you get a definitive, authoritative diagnostic from YourMechanic. Please let us know if you have follow up or additional questions.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Replaced as fallows: Spark Plugs, Spark Cables, Ignition Coil. Still missing, chugging, skipping, smoke and liquid out of exhaust.

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: Smoke from driver's wheel

Smoke from only one wheel usually indicates a brake problem. The most likely would be a faulty caliper. It could be a collapsed brake hose, seized brake pads, faulty solenoid in the ABS, or master cylinder. The only way to...

Q: Bought a water pump the tube to the water cooled alternator my water pump does not have a hole for that feeder tube why not

If the original application provides water cooling to the alternator and the replacement pump that you bought omits that, then you cannot use the replacement. Generally, OEM water pumps, that are specified on the basis of your vehicle's VIN number,...

Q: Gas not getting to the engine

An easy way to test for a failed fuel pump is to have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, spray a little bit of starting fluid into the vehicles intake and try to start it again. If this starts...

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...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...