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Van shakes when started then quits when in drive.
This shaking feeling sounds like the engine and / or transmission mounts are worn allowing the engine to shake. The issue with the transmission possibly slipping is when the engine RPM's tend to rise up and the vehicle tends to...
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When shifting into 1st gear and attempting to take off, car shakes and then stalls. Car also won't let me shift into reverse.
Hi there. Either the shifter rail is damaged inside the transmission keeping the gears from going into reverse and the first gear from connecting all the way, or the transmission first and reverse gears are damaged causing the transmission to...
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What do you think the problem is?
First check the engine oil and see if there is any oil. If there is no oil on the dipstick, then the auto shop that performed the oil change did not put any oil in the engine. That would cause...
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over the last 2 months I started hearing this knocking noise that has gotten louder and my steering wheel kinda shakes.
A real shop would perform a 75 point inspection while the car is in their care. If they see that you need tires and struts on the second approach, then they are not a real shop. The noise that you...
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Engine makes slight noise and shakes when idle in park or at red light
Shaking can occur for several reasons, but most commonly is a sign of the engine misfiring. You may end up having to test the fuel, spark, and air intake systems. Start by scanning the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes (done...
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Is there water in my gas tank?
If the car was sitting for a long time, there could be water in the fuel tank. You can use any fuel water treatment solution to remove any water from the fuel. If the fuel system was treated, then check...
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Car shakes
Hello, thank you for writing in. The purge canister solenoid and the EVAP system can make the vehicle misfire which causes a shaking effect. If you have reason to believe that it is the source of your issues, then proceed...
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Car stutters when accelerating.
You could have gotten some bad gas from a gas station that has a lot of water in the fuel. When there is excessive water in the fuel, the engine will tend to run rough at a low rpm and...
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Shaking on acceleration over 3,000 rpm.
Check the engine for a misfire. Check the spark plugs and see if they are working and if there is park to the spark plugs. If the spark plugs are clean and there is spark to the spark plugs, then...
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Hi, my engine light has started to flash and my car is shuddering and getting worse - especially when stationary. The engine light
Hello, thank you for writing in. The symptoms you are having can come from a range of different issues with the vehicle. There may be a sensor that is failing, low fuel pressure, a spark and ignition issue, or an...
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Car shaking and cutting off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to do is try and replicate the issue. If it happens when you turn into your driveway, then turning, a bump, or braking may be part of what starts...
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Engine light blinking and the oil light come on. Accelerates slow but when you get to about 30 mph it smooth out. Then when you slow down it start shake.
For the cylinder that has excessive oil in it, the oil is either coming in for the piston rings being worn or the valve guide is leaking on the intake valve causing the engine to consume the oil. If the...
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Have already changed plugs, plug wires, and ignition coils, but the engine still wants to stall and shake a lot.
You may need to have you crankshaft position sensor relearned or have the sensor replaced. Also the catalytic converter could be partially clogged. If everything is working properly, then it is possible that some intake bolts could have...
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Engine is shaking, pulsating or vibrating
Hello, thank you for writing in. The most common reason an engine is shaking or vibrating, is because there is a misfire happening inside the cylinders. This may be a sign of a spark issue, fuel issue, or air intake...
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My 2004 Chrysler Pacifica is shaking pretty bad what could this be
Hello, thank you for writing in. While the issue you are having is rather complicated if you have no prior knowledge, the best way I can describe it would be that the substance you but into the car to help...
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My car is making a ticking sound and the check engine light is coming on then i'll put it in park and it feel like is about to stall out.
Hi there. The ticking noise could be a lifter tapping on the top of the engine or a connecting rod bearing in your engine loosing oil pressure. Check the engine oil level and see if its low. If the oil...
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Car almost stalled, steering wheel locked up, all lights on dashboard came on, pushed gas pedal and nothing happened.
Hi there. When the engine is stalling and sputtering, this is an indication that the fuel system has lost pressure. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot and if its clicking on when the key is...
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I have Pontiac G6, it shakes when idle. Usually when I drive and stops on signal. I read some code and it shows P0300 and P0301.
The codes P0300 and P0301 are coming up for a misfire on cylinder number 1. Check the cylinder for spark, fuel, and air. Check the spark plug and make sure that it is firing. The spark plug wire could have...
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My car shakes badly mostly between 40-70 mph and gets better when I left off gas.. Help plz
Hello, thank you for writing in. The most common cause of shaking is a misfire. Misfiring is a general term for any kind of issue with the combustion of the air fuel mixture in the combustion chambers. Start by having...

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