Will not start

Asked by Juliebeard May 19, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is making awful
sounds when trying to be
started and then it backfires
the whole engine shakes
what could be the problem

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Posting what type of vehicle you have and what year it is would help. That said, you may have a misfiring engine, if there is excess shaking you may have a broken engine mount (or two). And backfiring (assuming you have an older throttle body or carburetor intake) can indicate bad timing, carbon buildup, leaky injectors or float bowl, etc...

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