Engine Diagnostic

Engine Sputters When Starting
When trying to start the engine, the engine sputters.

High Pitch Squeal from Engine While Running
While the engine is running, the engine produced high pitch squeal.

Engine Poor Response when Clutch Pedal is Release
The engine response poorly when the clutch pedal is release.

Engine Backfires While Driving
The engine backfires on the tail pipe while driving.

Engine Starts but will Not Continue Running
The engine start but will not continue running.

Engine Pinging Sound When Driving on Flat Roads and Uphill
While driving on flat roads there is a pinging sound coming from engine, also pinging sound occurs while driving uphill.

Car Stalling While Accelerating
When the problem occurs on cold wet weather condition, usually this is because of the moisture on the distributor cap.

How to Diagnose Engine Overheating
Engine overheating happens when the balance of the cooling capability of the engine and the heat generated when the engine operates starts to deteriorate.

Engine Sounds Rough at High speed
The engine begins to sound rough when the car reaches high speed.

Engine Sounds Rough on Idling
When the engine is running rough during idle this is an indication of misfiring on one of the cylinders because when the cylinders misfire it will disrupt the balance of the engine.

Car Shakes When Idle After Starting
when the car shakes on idle after start up, it is an indication of a problem on engine misfiring. Usually one or more cylinder on the engine combustion chamber is misfiring.

Black Smoke from Exhaust of Car
Black smoke is an indication of too much gas burned inside the engine combustion chamber. Let us start the troubleshooting of the problem by determining why the engine burned too much gas.

Ticking Noise in Engine While Running
Engine ticking noise is commonly an indication of poorly lubricated engine. The reasons is the oil inside the engine is not much or just simply it lacks engine oil or might be the oil pressure inside the engine is low.

White Smoke from Exhaust of Car
If a white smoke happens before the engine warmed up or before it reaches the normal operating temperature during a cold morning then it is normal. When the car is parked outside overnight on cold surroundings, a condensation is formed inside the engine.

Car Jerks When Accelerating
Since the acceleration problem happens when the engine is cold especially during wet morning this suggests moisture in the distributor cap. This happens because when you park the car overnight especially on the outside, moisture is formed inside the distributor cap because of the wet weather.

Car Loses Power Going Uphill
This usually happens when the rings and valves inside the engine is worn out. An engine with worn rings and valves will have a low compression which makes the engine power to become weak especially when driving uphill.

Blue Smoke from Exhaust of Car
Blue smoke from exhaust of car means that the engine is burning oil. The most common reason why the engine is burning oil is because of the bad rings and usually when the engine has bad rings there is a power loss when driving uphill.

Engine Pinging Noise on Uphill
Pinging noise is usually related to an engine problem, also pinging can also related to low octane gasoline especially while driving uphill.