Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Sometimes car has trouble starting

asked by on

My car starts every time, but sometimes it has some trouble. I think it may need a new crankshaft and camshaft sensors.

A: Hello! I suggest that the crank and camshaf...

Hello! I suggest that the crank and camshaft sensors are tested by a computer or multimeter to verify if they are at fault. If they are not at fault, I would look towards other things, such as a clogged fuel filter, faulty mass airflow sensor, or a bad fuel pressure regulator. YourMechanic can send a technician to inspect your vehicle's starting issues, and test the above items, if requested.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: AC won't cool anymore. 2012 Nissan Altima

Hello. This only means you have refrigerant in the system, but the A/C compressor is not turning on. You should have the A/C checked to isolate why the compressor is not turning on. It may be a relay or possibly...

Q: What precautions should I follow when using the Intelligent Key?

Your car’s Intelligent Key is a key, a receiver and a transmitter. It functions as a remote to lock and unlock your doors, but it also ties into the car’s immobilizer system. Without it, you can’t go very far. It...

Q: There is an abnormal vibration when the car is in park or drive

This definitely sounds like worn, weak, or broken engine mounts. A quick visual inspection of the mount bushings may uncover which mounts are at fault. If the faulty mounts are not obvious, it may take an experienced and qualified technician...

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...
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...