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If your car steering wheel shakes or shudders when turning, it could be the tires, power steering, or steering damper.
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What Causes a Car to Shake?
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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.
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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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After new front bearings/hubs, Lexus still making noise and shaking
Hello, thank you for writing in. Feeling steering and suspension issues in the steering wheel is very common. While everything you have done is within reason, there are several components that need to be inspected or tested. You will want...
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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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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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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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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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