There are certain things that must happen in life such as catching a cold. The same is true when you own or rent a car; it is almost inevitable that you will develop engine problems no matter the model, age, or mileage of the car. Although, not everyone is a trained as a mechanical engineer, troubleshooting common engine problems is not rocket science. Knowledge on common Engine problems will goal will effectively prepare you on the right strategies to take whenever you are faced with such problems.
The most common engine problems are usually caused by one or a combination of the following: overheating, misfiring, power loss, oil pump failure, wear and tear, running with little oil, and bad fuel mix. Whenever there is a problem, it should NEVER be wished away. Doing so might mean total breakdown resulting in heavy losses. The following are some of the common problems likely to occur:
Likely causes: No fuel, the battery is discharged or the terminals are loose, the fuel injector is leaking, the fuel is not reaching the injection system, incorrect or worn-out plugs, ignition component is faulty or it is damp.
Likely causes: there is a problem with the engine control system, less fuel reaching the injector, faulty electrical connection with the alternator or distributor.
Likely causes: valve covers leaking, Engine oil seals leaking, or oil pan gasket is leaking.
Likely causes: Faulty fuel injection, faulty spark plugs, vacuum leak, low coolant levels, or a faulty thermostat.
Likely causes: Clogged air filter element, fuel injection problems, incorrect tire or low pressure on the tires.
Likely causes: insufficient coolant, problems with the radiator cap, faulty thermostat, dry filter or inaccurate temperature gauge.
Likely causes: catalytic convertor faulty or low levels of transmission fluid.
Likely causes: coolant or oil leaking, gases leaking from the car engine, or a burnout in the engine.
Likely causes: charging circuit or alternator has problems, alternator bulb is defective.
Likely causes: Bad fuse, loose wiring circuit,
Likely causes: problem with the fuse, faulty wiring, and problems with the switch controls.
Likely causes: wrongly fitted tyres, or low pressure.