Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Why is my truck still acting up after seeing mechanic.

(1999 Ford F-150)
in Derby, KS on December 23, 2015
When I accelerate my truck starts to jerk and engine sounds like it is skipping, my mechanic tuned up my truck and replace some coils but its still doing it but not as bad.
Displaying 1 answer & 6 comments
Popular Answer
on December 24, 2015
take it back to the mechanic.they didn't test drive it after the work was done?
Sign in to reply
on December 24, 2015
I took it back, and he said, it would have to get worse because nothing was picking up on his machine. I don't understand why he couldn't fix it the first time, we paid $327 for a tune up and coils.
on December 24, 2015
you say tune up and coils?what was replaced?both coils,spark plugs and spark plug wires?did you get your old parts back that were removed?what size engine?do you know this person that did the work?
on December 24, 2015
He replaced just the coils, he did not give me the parts back. My truck is a 4.6, he had been or mechanic for a very long time.
on December 24, 2015
replacing 2 coils @70.00 each is NOT a tune up?you have 8 spark plugs and could be one or a number of things causing your could be as small as a vacuum leak at the pcv valve,which is a problem on that engine anyways!
on December 24, 2015
Should I go to a different mechanic?
on December 24, 2015
that's up to you.i would be out there trying to find it myself instead of waiting for it to get worse.
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Where you put the key at or for the cylinder
Car was running fine as usual, doing about 55 and it began to lose power, sputtered, wouldn't excel. it acted like it...
Didn't find what you were looking for?