Q: Went in for an oil change and came out with a non working car.

asked by on January 05, 2017

Just bought this used car in July 2016. Had it inspected by 2 mechanics. Just needed a part for the ac replaced and it was fine. Moved to a way hotter place. Not long after the move tire pressure light comes on. mechanic tells me it's due to climate change since my pressure was fine. few months later. Car is driving fine.Then a humming noise which I know is a wheel bearing. Take it to Firestone, They change the oil, do an alignment & replace the back wheel bearing. got all 4 ball joints replaced too. It works for 1 day. Then it starts shaking, check engine light comes on, the acceleration declines and it becomes dangerous to drive. Took it back and they say "could be this or that we don't know." I replace the o2 sensors and front spark plugs. Turns on then dies. Lien sensors are in. Is it a fuel filter/pump issue ? And did Firestone mess it up? If it was driving fine before Firestone got a hold of it and now it's not... Can't be a coincidence

My car has 138000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. First check the ECM (computer) for any codes that could be store as the check engine light came on. Before blaming any location for the vehicle’s running condition, check to see what codes are stored to have a starting place for diagnosis. If the engine began to shake, check all of the fluids and make sure that they are all full. Then check the fuel system and make sure that the fuel pump is working when the key is turned on. If the fuel pump is running, then either the fuel filter needs replaced, or the engine has a misfire and needs attention to the cylinders that are not working. Since your vehicle has been having troubles since you purchased it, there could be multiple parts that were bandaged to make the vehicle somewhat driveable until they fail. I recommend that you inspect your vehicle from bumper to bumper and check that everything is in working condition. If you need further assistance with your engine stalling, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Tire sensor bad or missing

The TPMS sensor in the tire may be bad. You will need to take it to a technician that has a TPMS scan tool to have it checked out. You may want to check the tire pressure in the tires....

My BMW 335i n54 coolant line hose o ring needed to replaced. I think coolant is leaking from there.

The best thing to do is get a coolant pressure test and hook it up to your radiator or reservoir and pressurize the system to 15 psi. If there is a leak, it will appear under a pressure. If you...

Acts like its going to stall during idle, sometimes hesitates to go

It sounds like you have a vacuum leak or intake air leak in the hose from the mass air sensor and the throttle body. If the tube has a crack in it somewhere, it will run rough and when you...

Related articles

Does Gasoline Expire?
Gasoline Gasoline does expire if it is left unused for a long period of time. The problem with gas is its volatility. A volatile substance is prone to separating and vaporizing. This is especially bad if the fuel vapor has...
Are There Upgrades to Stock Car Hoses?
############Barry Blackburn / Shutterstock.com A wide range of hoses are used on your car to carry everything from engine coolant to gasoline and brake fluid. Most stock hoses on your car are made from rubber – it’s...
Are There Upgrades to Stock Car Hoses?
############Barry Blackburn / Shutterstock.com A wide range of hoses are used on your car to carry everything from engine coolant to gasoline and brake fluid. Most stock hoses on your car are made from rubber – it’s...