Q: Car shaking badly, difficulty accelerating, wheels hot

asked by on

Hi, I've had this issue with my car for a while now. It happened twice suddenly. I was driving anf the car was shaking. The car had difficulty accelerating. I had to get it towed home. This occured after a 35-mile trip. I took it to a shop and had it checked out. Everything seemed fine including the brakes. The next time it happened a couple of months later, I was driving a shorter distance. The wheels on the car after that, were very warm to the touch. I couldn't keep my hand on the right front one due to how hot it was. I took it to a mechanic yet again. He checked everything and it seemed fine. Do you have some idea what the issue might be? Thanks.

You will need to have the brakes checked to see why the brake pressure is staying applied to the front calipers. It sounds like the brake master cylinder is not returning. There is a recall for the vehicle brake master cylinder push rod coming off and this should be done by the dealer. If any work has been done to the brakes recently, like a brake booster or master cylinder, then the push rod may not have been adjusted correctly and is pushing on the back of the master cylinder. If the pressure stays to the brake calipers, then the brakes will overheat and warp the rotors and cause vehicle to not move too well. I recommend having a mechanic that can verify the problem and diagnose your car’s shaking 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car shaking badly, difficulty accelerating, wheels hot

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: I have a 1999 Chevy surburban the tires appear to be good but when I turn a hard left or right it seems to rattle and move slower

A shudder when turning all the way one direction or the other can be a result of low power steering fluid pressure. This can be caused by several different issues from a loose drive belt, to a bad pump, to...

Q: My car accelerates slowly when first taking off and jumps when it shifts gears. What could it be?

This may be related to low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you may know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a...

Q: Right Blinker not working

If one bulb does not light up, the blinker will not blink as fast as it did or it will not blink at all, then turn on the left blinker to see all the bulbs that light up and then...

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.