Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Runs like a truck in gear

asked by on

We gave it a oil change and filter the next day it ran lime it was on 3 cylinders when in gear

My car has 96000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You may have a misfire in the engine on one of the cylinders. If oil was spilled into the spark plug near the oil fill hole or the valve cover leaks into the spark plug holes then you will have a misfire. Have the engine scanned to see if a misfire code is received and remove that coil to see if oil is on it. If so, then the valve cover gasket and spark plug tube seals need to be replaced possibly along with the coil and plugs.

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: I've been smelling this urine smell through the air vents 2010 Hyundai Elantra

When you start to smell urine from an animal getting in the car then you should smell the area just below the drivers windshield on the passenger side to see if an animal is urinating on the top of the...

Q: Difficulty in shifting into 5th and reverse

To answer your question it is the transmission and clutch. The transmission will need to be disassembled and the shift rod bushings linkage and the gear checked for wear or broken bushings and bearings. When the transmission is out, then...

Q: transmission?

Hi there. Not knowing what you are specifying what you are looking for to fix or repair your transmission, all I can mention is check all the fluids in your transmission and make sure that the fluids are full. Top...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...