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car was running with problems like no power check engine light was flashing washed the motor took it to the mechanic he put a code reader on he cleared the codes and went to start car car did not start it started making a weard noise by the automatic shifter box i noticed the check engine light does not come on now with the switch on the on position no electric comes out of the coils can you please tell me what to do because mechanic is telling me engine went bad or the computer or coils

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Well, I can't tell you what is wrong with your car. I can tell you that your engine didn't go bad while the mechanic was checking codes. The coils also did not go bad while your mechanic was checking your codes.

Motors aren't really supposed to be washed. When you wash them you can get water inside the electrical connectors and that can cause your vehicle to not start.

The reason your check engine light was flashing originally is because there was at least one cylinder misfiring. This would have shown up on the code reader. I'm not sure why your mechanic didn't see it.

The first thing I would do is get the car towed to a good mechanic. If he does and says what you said he does then he has no idea what he is doing.  

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