Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: car shakes when accelerating

asked by on

I have a nissan Altima 2008, that shakes upon accelration, but I realized a strange thing but I'm pretty sure of that shaking only happen when there is another guy or guys in the car specially on my oppsite side, when driving alone shakes decrease by 80 percent, is there any suggestions ..

A: From what you've described, it sounds l...

From what you've described, it sounds like you may have a bad bearing in the front end or an axle that's causing the problem when added weight is applied to the car. I'd suggest having the complete front end and axles inspected. Also, have your motor and transmission mounts checked as they can also cause the shaking.

If you'd like to get this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can inspect these components for you and accurately diagnose your cars shaking problem. Good luck.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I turn the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off?

The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) feature helps your car maintain proper traction when driving in adverse conditions. However, when the vehicle is stuck in snow or mud, the VDC reduces engine output, and you may need to turn off the...

Q: 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...

Q: How do you adjust items on the touchscreen?

Your touchscreen offers quite a bit of functionality, and can allow you to adjust a very wide range of settings, from navigation to the volume of the in-car hands-free calling system. However, adjusting any item is pretty easy. Here’s how:...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.