Q: Car shakes when gas pedal is pressed

asked by on November 19, 2016

During driving mostly on highways the car shakes when gas pedal is pressed. Please provide me with a diagnosis how to correct this situation

My car has 131000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. As there are numerous possibilities for your vehicle shaking upon acceleration. Diagnosing the problem is difficult without driving the vehicle. A few possibilities are, an engine misfire which should be recognized by the computer and in turn, set a check engine light, a broken/sagging engine or transmission mount affecting engine/transmission alignment, an inner CV wobble caused by excessive axle shaft movement due to a worn CV joint. Replacing components without proper diagnoses, can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. I recommend having your vehicle’s shakes upon acceleration be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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