Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The car hesitates at higher speeds, check engine light on

asked by on

The dashboard in my car showed check engine light illuminated while I drove at higher speed. The light went off during the same drive but the car started hesitaing. I took it to a shop and was told everything is fine. I need to get the fuel system seviced on my car, which I plan to do soon. I was wondering if that could cause the car to hesitate. Do you have any advice? Is this something I should be worried about? Thank you in advance.

A: You need to have the Check Engine Light cod...

You need to have the Check Engine Light code diagnosed to see if you have a problem. I feel the person that checked you car was trying to sell you a service that you may not need instead of looking over the Check Engine Light. Have a qualified mechanic diagnose and perform a pinpoint test for the code retrieved to isolate the problem. You may need a fuel filter or pump after the tests are done, but at least you will know that a diagnostic test was done and not just a service suggestion.

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

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: My car is making a clunky noise and gets louder on acceleration. The check engine and power steering light is on

Hi there, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you may have a fan belt that is failing or loose or the power steering pump is failing. I would start by checking the tightness and the condition of the belt....

Q: Tugging after startup or accelerating from a stop light

Hello. Most of the time, if this is occurring and there is no Check Engine Light, it is because there is a transmission related issue. To diagnose this, I usually start by checking the transmission pressure to see if it...

Q: Where is temperature sensor

The engine coolant temperature sensor should be located on the radiator hose fitting on the front of the engine. The connector is locked in place by a clip lock on the connector housing that needs to be depressed at the...

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 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...
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...