Car is shaking violently rio oil kia drive belts (ex. ser...

Q: Car is shaking violently

asked by on September 24, 2016

Hello, I have had a long term problem with oil getting in my spark plugs, I think it may be a crack in the head gasket perhaps. I also have bad trouble with my fuel pump as well as my ac belt. The check engine light will not stop flashing, and as I was driving the other day it was having major problems accelerating, I had to press the gas pedal all the way to the floor and the car rpms where jumping up and down, causing the vehicle to jerk forwards and backwards violently. I have also had trouble putting gas in it, everytime I do the car will not start unless if I hold down on the gas and wait for it to idle. Thank you very much for your time.

My car has 217000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Since you have listed a number of issues, there is no certain way to provide you with a definitive answer. It’s highly unlikely that all your issues are rooted in one part or system. If the plugs are covered in oil, oil may be getting past the valve stem seals, past the piston rings, or the head gasket. Hard starting after fueling the car only can be caused by a build up of sediment in the fuel tank that gets stirred up when filling. Your most sensible option rather than just replacing parts in hopes of replacing the correct ones, is to maybe take it to a local repair shop and get them to agree to a diagnostic fee to check all your issues with the vehicle. This can save you a lot of money versus replacing parts without confirming they are actually the cause of your issues. Oil coating the spark plugs is going to involve internal engine repair and/or a rebuild. Another option available to you if you do not want to drive your vehicle is top have a certified technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to diagnose this Check Engine Light issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Got code P1259 after Check Engine light

Hi, the problem could be a bad sensor. I would recommend replacing the oil pressure sensor. To do this, disconnect the battery and locate the pressure sensor,remove old pressure sensor and replace it with the new one. Finally, reconnect the...

I have a 2009 Chevy aveo. The temperature gauge is under C and the hold button is flashing. I have a/c and heat is working.

Hi there. When the temperature gauge displays below the "C" - this is typically an indication that either the coolant temperature sensor is damaged or the display gauge itself is faulty, has a blown fuse or there is a communication...

Oil pressure drops to 0 "stabilitrak" issue across message center traction control shuts off but oil sending unit was just replaced

The first thing to do is to have the Check Engine Light scanned to see what code is stored. Once this is done, then the code should be diagnosed to see if it has anything to do with the previous...

Related articles

How to Find the Source of an Oil Leak
Oil Oil leaks are a very common problem that affects many car owners. Virtually all modern engines use some sort of oiling lubrication system, and a compromise in the sealing of this system will result in an oil leak. Whether...
What Causes Spark Plugs to Wear Out?
Without operational spark plugs, your engine won’t run. If even just one plug were to fail, the change in functionality would...
P0483 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cooling Fan Rationality Check Malfunction
P0483 code means that the cooling fan has been commanded to turn on or off, but the voltage reading indicates that the fan did not respond.