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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ball Joint (Front)
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How to Troubleshoot a Car That Shudders When Turning
If your car steering wheel shakes or shudders when turning, it could be the tires, power steering, or steering damper.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cruise Control Cable
If your accelerator pedal gets stuck or cruise control stops functioning, you may need to replace the cruise control cable.
What Causes a Car to Shake?
You’re driving down the interstate, and as you come up to cruising speed, the steering wheel starts to vibrate...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Axle CV Shaft Assembly
Common signs include loud clicking noises when turning, grease on the inside edge of the tires, and excessive vibration when driving.
How Long Does a Ball Joint Front Last?
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How Long Does a Track Bar Last?
The track bar is part of your car's suspension system and is located underneath your vehicle. The bar is attached to a suspension link that provides a lateral location for the axle....
How to Diagnose a Shaking Steering Wheel
An issue with your car's suspension or drive system will cause a shaking steering wheel. A tire and wheel out of balance can cause a vibration.

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I changed all 6 spark plugs on a 06 avalon yesterday and when i got it all put back together the engine shakes and shuts off
Hello, thank you for writing in. A simple spark plug change can turn into a nightmare for anyone if they are not careful. What typically happens is that you screw in and tighten the spark plugs too hard. When this...
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When I start my car up it feels like it's going to cut off it's shakes the idle feels like it's going to cut off it's just shakes
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a component on the vehicle known as the "idle air control valve", which is responsible for managing the idle speed when you are not on the throttle. It is also utilized when...
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Heavy shaking that stops at high speeds
Considering the mileage on your car, there could be some worn out pieces in the front and rear suspension. The links that attach the wheels to the body of the car have rubber pivot points that eventually lose their elasticity...
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Not sure what part my car needs. It it shakes when I'm getting off the high way. And it feels like it's dancing in the front.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When dealing with a shake or wobble, its always best to start with the simplest options and work your way up in complexity. Make sure your tires are properly inflated, and have the tires...
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After putting gas in my 2006 Ford Explorer, my car started sputtering and my Emissions light came on. Help!
Hello, thank you for writing in. Several things may be effecting your fuel system. While all gasoline has certain regulations to uphold to, not all gas is created equal, and the classic "bad gas" situation does happen. Secondly if the...
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Sound coming from front wheel when driving / steering wheel vibration
Hello, thank you for writing in. When dealing with these types of situations, start with the simplest possibilities, and work your way up in complexity. Start by having the tires balanced. Make sure you have not lost a wheel weight,...
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I have a shaking and knocking coming from the front of my 2003 Audi A6
Hi there. It sounds like something may be loose on the front of your car. Most of the time this is caused by a failing ball joint or tie rod end. It can also be a bad wheel bearing or...
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Truck has a slight shake at idle in park or in drive at a stoplight
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having an issue with one of its three main components: air, fuel, and spark. Most vibrations and shaking come from a misfire of some kind. You will want to check...
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What would cause a popping noise and shaking when turning in my 2006 Honda Civic.
Hello. Most of the time if you get a popping noise when turning it is because you have worn out cv axles. When the joints in the axles where out this noise will occur. They would need to be inspected....
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My radiator fan is shaking and rattling.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fans can cause the vehicle to shake and vibrate. If you suspect the problem lies with the fans, start there. Check for any broken fins, extra noises, debris, or other obvious signs of...
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When I press on Gas my Wheel start shaking NOT STEERING WHEEL, MY BACK WHEEL I coulf Go 5mph and it starts Shaking I have to press
Hello, thank you for writing in. The tire may be shaking for a number of reasons. The tire may be out of balance and need a weight added to it. This is less likely to show at such low speeds,...
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Why does my car shake uncontrollably at high speeds. Aprrox 55/60 and above.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Start with the basics, make sure your tires are properly inflated and balanced properly. The point of balancing tires is to stop them from shaking and vibrating at high speeds. If that does not...
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I have a 2009 Scion xB and replaced the alternator. The engine is slightly shaking drove it around and the car was turning off on
Hello, thank you for writing in. As to the alternator wires, we cannot determine if they are connected correctly without an inspection. A weak electrical supply would cause the engine to run poorly. The air conditioner may or may not...
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Honda CRV 2005 VSA light on car is shaking while driving
Hello, thank you for writing in. The VSA (vehicle stability assist) light comes on steadily when there is a problem. If it blinks, it means the system is actively working to control the car and help it steer. If the...
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Car turns off when im at complete stop but not when parked
Hello, thank you for writing in. Finding the cause of your issues is going to be a process of elimination. There are several components you are going to want to check and test if possible. First, have your vehicle scanned...
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Steering wheel vibration and shaking
You probably should have changed the struts in pair at least because now you have an original strut on one side and a replacement strut on the other. The two might be slightly different in construction even if they seem...
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Car is shaking
You might be looking at the air conditioner compressor. It has a clutch on it so that the belt can freewheel around it until the electronic controller turns it on. It might turn on and off a couple of times...
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Engine shaking rough idle losing power and burning rich
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step when having these issues is to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes, regardless of having a warning light on or not. With no codes, it will be a process of elimination....
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Pulsing sound coming from engine of 98 buick century ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be stalling once in gear for several reasons. To start, check the level and condition of your transmission fluid. Low or dirty fluid will cause issues with the pressure, and can...
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I have a 1999 Chevy surburban the tires appear to be good but when I turn a hard left or right it seems to rattle and move slower
A shudder when turning all the way one direction or the other can be a result of low power steering fluid pressure. This can be caused by several different issues from a loose drive belt, to a bad pump, to...

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