Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car shakes in First gear

asked by on

The car is shaking when in First gear.

Hello. It is possible that a tune up of your vehicle would solve this problem. There could also be a problem with one of your engine mounts. A diagnosis of the vehicle’s drivability needs to be done by a certified technician. They will be able to determine the cause of your car’s shaking issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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

Q: Transmission gets stuck, reverse issues, delay in shifting

Hello. From your description it sounds like the transmission is beginning to fail. The second clutch pack fails or the sun shell cracks keeping the gear from engaging. I typically remove the transmission pan and inspect the fluid. If there...

Q: Car dying and lights on

Hello. Thanks for writing in. Lets start by discussing the dead battery. When the lights were left on, the battery was drained. After jump starting it and allowing the alternator to recharge it, the battery should be fine. Have you...

Q: Car jerks and no acceleration. Slow pick up

Hey there. This may be related to a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. When this fails, this...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...