My car shakes and at times shuts off

Asked by Jul 15, 2016 at 08:23 AM about the Honda Fit

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2004 Honda fit shakes when I drive it. It
doesn't have much power going up hill and
at times shuts down all together. I was told
I needed to change the coil, it was really
expensive where I am so at the time I
changed 6/8 and also changed the spark
plugs. Now I'm being told the fuel injectors
could be faulty. How many fuel injectors
would I need? And what size? What else
would I need to buy in addition to the
injectors. I feel like I'm flying blind here.
Any help would be appreciated.

1 Answer

24,805

The shaking and lack of power could very well be the engine misfiring. Keep in mind that is just a guess based on the scant info we have to go on. That could be caused by a faulty injector or faulty coil or...? But before you go and start throwing parts at it, a couple tests may be in order. First, make sure you are getting proper fuel pressure at the fuel rail. (your problem may be lack of fuel delivery and not injectors), you could also try a good injector cleaner. Second, test the ignition coils. You don't state what engine you have. 1.7L? Do you have the Coil-on-Plug (COP) ignition coils? http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/honda/1.7L/how-to-test-the-ignition-coils-1 - so my advice to you is make every effort to know if the part is actually bad before replacing it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My car shakes and at times shuts off 1 answer

    My 2004 Honda fit shakes when I drive it. It doesn't have much power going up hill and at times shuts down all together. I was told I needed to change the coil, it was really expensive where I am ...

    Honda Fit

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why is my steering wheel off center? 2 answers

    my steering wheel has been a degree or two off center for some time. I keep making corrections to the right to go straight. A week ago I got two new front tires and and 4 wheel alignment which I f...

    2010 Honda Fit Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fit makes a jerking and stalls now, help please? 1 answer

    So I bought my car from a used dealer in August 2013. It had a jerk that they were suppose to fix yet didn't fix it! So I have a case with them on BBB. Anyways when I use my car and I'm stopped i...

    2008 Honda Fit Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how can I unlock my car Hnda Fit 2001 I forgot my keys inside 4 answers

    how can I unlock my car Hnda Fit 2001 I forgot my keys inside

    Honda Fit

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car will not start after fuel filter change 7 answers

    Hi I have change my 2002 Honda Fit's fuel filter and the spark plugs. At first the car could just idle, but I could not push the accelerator, then the engine would starve and died. I decided to take...

    Honda Fit

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Honda Fit Questions

Honda Fit Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 280
#2 Shawn Rb
Shawn Rb
Reputation 130
#3 yasirfaheem
yasirfaheem
Reputation 120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
812 Great Deals out of 88,108 listings starting at $1,299
Used Toyota Yaris
88 Great Deals out of 4,304 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Corolla
851 Great Deals out of 70,589 listings starting at $1,874
Used Honda CR-V
919 Great Deals out of 59,346 listings starting at $1,990
Used Honda Accord
947 Great Deals out of 77,739 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Prius
192 Great Deals out of 17,317 listings starting at $1,800
Used Mazda MAZDA3
286 Great Deals out of 32,563 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Versa
373 Great Deals out of 22,582 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Fiesta
152 Great Deals out of 17,703 listings starting at $2,745
Used Toyota Matrix
33 Great Deals out of 1,332 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Camry
1,101 Great Deals out of 90,760 listings starting at $1,599
Used Ford Focus
631 Great Deals out of 57,259 listings starting at $795
Used Honda Civic Hatchback
4 Great Deals out of 8,069 listings starting at $18,875
Used Toyota RAV4
891 Great Deals out of 67,126 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chevrolet Sonic
148 Great Deals out of 13,505 listings starting at $2,400

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.