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Shaking 2011 Toyota RAV4
Hi there - occasional shaking as you describe can be a number of things - a bad CV joint/axle (tend to shake while accelerating of turning), tire or wheel problems (bent, balance issue, tire separating). Worn suspension parts can exaggerate...
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Car shakes or vibrates and makes a weird sound like air is getting out.
Hi there. Check all of the hoses to the intake system and make sure that the clamps are tight. If a clamp comes loose on the intake, then the sound of air rushing in will be heard while driving down...
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Car shaking and smoking
Hi there. The shaking and smoking issue you're experiencing may be caused by a fuel leak. Typically, if you look at your fluids or under the hood and can't see anything leaking, such as coolant, oil, or power steering fluid,...
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Should my car not be driven out of town if all the above is happening?
The Check Engine Light may be caused by many different things. The shaking may be caused by a poor fuel delivery problem such as a faulty or dirty mass airflow sensor. The mass air flow sensor reads air intake as...
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My BMW steering wheel shakes when driving 50 to 60 miles an hour
Hello there. Many faults will cause your 2002 BMW X5 steering wheel to shake when driving at speed. The most common faults are the wheel bearings, tires out of balance, bent wheel, driveshaft balance, or the struts. If the vibration...
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Helicoiled spark plug
A helicoil in a spark plug hole of the aluminum cylinder head was installed in the past due to a spark plug threads in the cylinder head came out during spark plug removal or the spark plug blew out of...
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How do I stop my transmission from slipping?
This suggests low transmission fluid or possibly a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors,...
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Loose tie rod
Hello, when you have shaking or loose feel in steering wheel that is a serious matter. The front suspension should be inspected completely. This involves lifting the vehicle up off the ground and doing a series of tests including load...
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My car is shaking when accelerating.
Hi there. The description you have provided, leads me to believe you are experiencing an inner cv wobble. The inner cv joint has excessive play, this results in shaking upon acceleration. Another possibility would be, a broken engine or transmission...
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Shuddering and check engine lights blink so
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Steering shakes and makes horrible noise at low speed 2011 GMC Acadia
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. From what you said and what was displayed on the video your power steering pump is making the humming noise as if the pump is lacking of oil, but the shaking of vehicle and...
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My truck shakes while idling when the heat, AC and in-cab fan are on
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum in the intake manifold. The engine computer then uses...
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It started shaking then stalled out and wouldn't start back up
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Random steering wheel shake.
Hi there. In most cases, when you experience a severe shake and vibration all of the sudden it's actually caused by road conditions. If the shake and vibration went away and has not returned while driving the same speed, you...
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When I have my foot on the gas the truck shakes.
Hi there. Check the air filter and make sure that its not plugged up. A plugged air filter will cause the engine to not breathe correctly and make the engine shake on acceleration. Also check the mass air flow sensor...
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Car started shaking. Cleaned carb and air filter. Now it starts, runs, dies, or starts and dies.
Hello. The stalling issues you are having may by caused by a variety of issues. Typically these symptoms can be blamed on fuel, spark, or air. Fuel and spark being the most common systems to fail. Starting with the air...
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My old Mercedes is shaking back and forth at 80kmh and then stalling
What you have described, back in the old days, are classic symptoms of a fuel pump failing or a clogged fuel filter. The pump can move enough fuel to keep the car going at slow speeds, but the engine starts...
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Car is shaking and the steering wheel violently jerks
Hi there: If the issues started when they rotated the previous rear tires to the front without balancing them, I'd bet that's what is causing the vibration and steering wheel issues. Before you continue driving the vehicle much longer, I'd...
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The car shakes and randomly cuts off while driving. The car has steam/smoke coming from under hood.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. If your engine light came on for the secondary air pump sensor, then it is possible that the secondary air pump (smog pump) has failed. The pump has oil in it and if...
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Dodge stratus 99 isn't wanting to shift and the engine dies out when stopped.
Hi there. This seems to be an issue with the idle air control valve (IAC) and a possible mass air flow sensor (MAF) that is dirty. Even though the valve and sensor can be damaged or dirty, as long as...

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