Sell My Car With Engine Problems in Brisbane.

Engine failure or worse engine seizure is one of the most costly car repairs that you will ever be faced with. Engine failure is not good news. These costs can sometimes be more costly than the resale value of your car. If alternately you consider repairing your engine, you might find that investing in a new engine does not add any additional value to your car.


Engine problems if not tended to will usually result in overheating, loss of engine power, cylinders misfiring, and abnormal engine noises and definitely problems with starting the car. These are the most common engine problems, however other general poor performance can be a sign that your car might need some immediate attention.

Two of the most critical components in the reliable performance of your engine are engine oils and engine coolant. Low levels or total loss of these fluids can be critical resulting in the creation of heat and friction. This heat will impact primarily on the engine bearings, if the bearings fail the engine will usually seize.

cam-belt-timing-01Cam Belt & Timing Chain Problems:

Cam belts or timing chains are required in all engines, used to turn the camshaft and open the valves in time with the crankshaft and pistons they facilitate combustion.

These can snap or slip, leading to a rotational conflict which damages the mechanical parts within the engine. Considerably expensive, these failures often require the replacement of an engine.


turbo-01Turbo Charger Problems:

Turbo charger units are fitted to most modern diesel and petrol model cars. The simplest way to understand what a turbo charger does is to consider that an engine needs to mix fuel and air to run. Turbos force more air into the cylinder, which can be mixed with more fuel to create more power. Turbos use the energy of the engine’s exhaust gasses to compress air into the engine.

A common problem is that the oil ways can become blocked and result in overheating complications. Turbo chargers can be prone to failure with the bearing inside the turbo shaft overheating and failing, the engine oil then bypasses the turbo intercooler via the failing bearings which then contaminates the whole induction system.


fuel-01Fuel Supply Problems:

A car engine burns a mixture of petrol and air. Fuel is pumped along a pipe from the tank and mixed with air in the carburettor, from which the engine sucks in the mixture.

The first question you need to ask yourself with fuel problems is – Do I have any fuel in the tank? If you’re not out of fuel and your vehicle lost power before it died, fuel is probably not getting to the engine. Fuel pump, fuel injector failure, fuel contamination are all likely causes of your problems.


In the fuel-injection system, used on some engines, the fuel and air are mixed in the inlet manifold. A fuel pump draws petrol out of the tank through a pipe to the carburettor. The pump may be mechanical worked by the engine – or it may be electric, in which case it is usually next to or even inside the fuel tank.

trasmission-01Transmission/Gearbox Problems:

A cars transmission is a complicated mechanical system that controls the provision of power from the engine to the driveshaft. It is exposed to more wear and tear over the life of your car than most other parts of your car due to the extremities of heat and friction produced by the many moving and interacting components.

Major problems are inevitable to arise if your transmission is not well maintained and/or symptoms of problems when they develop are not checked by a person qualified to diagnose. Whether your car has a manual, automatic or semi-automatic transmission repairs or replacements are inconvenient, stressful and typically quite expensive, so it’s a good idea to pay attention to any activity that seems unusual. If you need to sell your car in Brisbane click on the link.

Some transmission problems:


  • Poor or delayed response
  • Low fluids, leaking fluids
  • Grinding, shaking, whining noises
  • Clutch slipping or dragging
  • Gears slipping
  • Burning smells
  • Cannot select required gear
  • Electronic control unit failure
  • Torque convertor failure