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Car is hard to start

If your vehicle is hard to start 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 is hard to start its often as a result of a:

  • Bad Starter motor
  • Bad Relay Wiring
  • Low or Dead Battery
  • Failing Solenoid
  • Failing Ignition Switch
  • Defective Fuel Pump
  • Fouled Plugs
  • Clogged Fuel Filter
  • Contaminated Fuel

Popular services linked to a Engine Inspection:

Fuel Pump Replacement

In order to get fuel from your fuel tank to your engine, your car uses a fuel pump. The fuel pump is either mechanical - run off the engine or electric - run off electricity. Some fuel pumps are located inside or very close to the tank. Others are located in the engine bay or attached to the engine itself. Without the fuel pump, your car won’t work.

Oil Cooler Line Replacement

Your oil cooler lines carry oil from the engine to the cooler and from the cooler to the sump. You don’t want these to leak or split, that can lead to oil spilling across the road. Oil outside the car is never a good thing so if one starts leaking, get it replaced as soon as possible.

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.

Accelerator Cable Replacement

A lot of cars used to trust a steel cable to transmit inputs to the accelerator to the engine. Modern cars use a drive-by-wire system. Over time the cable will need adjusting as it stretches. In some rare cases, if you’re a real fast and furious driver, it can snap and require replacing.

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