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Car is hesitating and bucking

If your vehicle is hesitating and bucking My Auto Shop can get it sorted with an 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 hesitating and bucking its often as a result of a:

  • Clogged Fuel Filter
  • Failing Fuel Pump
  • Failed Oxygen Sensor
  • Clogged EGR Valve
  • Worn Out Spark Plugs and Wires

Popular services linked to a Engine Inspection:

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.

Distributor Rotor Button & Cap Replacement

Back in the old days, instead of an engine computer telling your spark plugs when to fire, it was the distributor. These were phased out over the 1990’s to 2000’s period. If you have a car that still uses a distributor then it must be a classic - good for you!

Cooling Fan Replacement

In order to keep your car's engine cool, calm and collected, your cooling system uses a cooling fan to move air through the radiator and cool the coolant. Over time the fan can become damaged or can just wear out. It’s a really important part of the cooling system so if there’s a problem then it needs to be solved as soon as possible.

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.

Why book with My Auto Shop?

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