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Car does not move when I step on the gas pedal

If your vehicle does not move when you step on the gas pedal My Auto Shop can get it sorted with a Engine Inspection. Simply leave as many details about the issue as you can and we will contact local MTA approved mechanics that are qualified to fix the underlying issue. We'll email you quotes for an inspection within 2 working days, and where possible provide an indication as to the likely underlying issue(s) and cost to fix. You can book directly on the My Auto Shop platform in minutes.

How a Engine Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

Our qualified mechanic will look to complete a thorough inspection of your vehicle's engine using the information or symptoms you have provided via the My Auto Shop platform. To complete this the mechanic will usually start by plugging into your OBDII port and completing a complete diagnostic scan. This will highlight any error or warning codes your vehicle has and will provide the mechanic with information they. need to fix your problem.

Depending on the symptoms the mechanic will take a good look at your vehicles:
- Drive & timing belts (cambelt, serpentine belts);
- Camshaft & crankshaft;
- Spark plugs; or
- Oil pan.

Before completing any repairs the mechanic will complete a quote and look for your approval.

When your vehicle does not move when you step on the gas pedal its often as a result of a:

  • Malfunctioning electronic throttle control
  • Emergency break is on or stuck
  • Engine management issues
  • Low fuel pressure
  • Gross intake manifold leak

Popular services linked to a Engine Inspection:

Oxygen Sensor Replacement

Due to modern environmental concerns, car manufacturers have brought a raft of measures to help lower carbon footprint - namely emissions. This is where the oxygen sensor comes in. This is a sensor that is connected to your exhaust manifold which detects the level of oxygen in your exhaust gas. This helps ensure that the car is running with the exact air/fuel ratio it needs for peak performance – in both power and efficiency.

Thermostat Replacement

The thermostat helps to do a whole bunch of important things in your cooling system. Think of it as a halfback, it’s small, manages a whole bunch of components and can cause headaches if it stops doing its job.

Coolant Reservoir Replacement

The coolant reservoir holds excess coolant and in the event that the cooling system starts to run a little low it can draw more coolant. It draws coolant out of the system if it gets too hot and then feeds this back to the cooling system. This stops the system from running dry and also giving you a clear indication of how much coolant is in the system.

Coolant Level Sensor Replacement

If you aren’t super mechanically minded, you probably don’t check your coolant that often. Lucky for you, your coolant level sensor does that for you. If it fails, you won’t be reminded to top off your coolant. If you forget to do that, you can overheat your engine and that can lead to a bunch of issues down the track.

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