Q: What an broken axle cause a cars engine to die and would it still roll

asked by on

The car hesitates when you give it acceleration almost like it's slipping and needs transmission fluid kind of like that feeling so it is a rental and I am driving to work and all of a sudden it just starts to slow down and then it's like shut off all the engine lights came on like if it died so then I was able to get into the turning lane and when I try to start it it would start but very roughly very much sputtering when I would try to go it would not go properly you could get just a couple of inches and then it wouldn't go I'm asking you this because the rental place is trying to tell me that has a broken axle due to off-roading do you think that a broken axle would have anything to do with a car dying and sputtering the way it did

My car has 25000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Cathrene. In short, yes - a broken axle or any component within the front or rear differential can cause the vehicle to shut off and the symptoms you are describing. It’s also possible that the sputtering is caused by something else. With the vehicle being a rental car, and prone to abusive driving by multiple drivers, determining the exact source of damage is very hard to prove.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What an broken axle cause a cars engine to die and would it still roll

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: Q: Car won't start

You have not specified whether the starter motor works or not versus a circumstance where the engine does crank but won't catch and run. I will cover both scenarios for you. Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic...

Q: 2008 Hyundai Sonata running hot. Fan comes on and the fluids back up in reservoir tank. I also changed the thermostat.

Hi there. Check the coolant and see if its flowing. If the coolant is not flowing, then the water pump may have stopped working. If the water pump is working, then the engine may have a blown head gasket making...

Q: I have a 2016 Hyundai Veloster, im over an oil change by 3,000 miles. Recently the car started to throw white smoke out the exhaus

Hi there. With less than 20,000 miles on your vehicle, I would highly recommend calling the Hyundai dealership where you purchased this vehicle, as it's likely under a powertrain warranty (which would cover this type of issue in most cases)....

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...