Q: Q: Car shaking when slowing down.

asked by on

Right side of car shakes when I slow down. In addition, I need a headlight bulb replaced.

A possible cause of this issue could be a warped brake rotor or a loose suspension part such as a control arm bushing. If your brake rotors are warped and the brakes are applied, this can send pulsation to your foot through the brake pedal. If a control arm bushing has play, when the brakes are depressed the suspension in that corner will bounce back and forth causing a vibration. Both of these issues would be considered unsafe. I would recommend enlisting the help of a YourMechanic technician to inspect your brakes and suspension for any bad parts. Once the bad parts are found, have them replaced as soon as possible in order to remain safe. As for your lightbulb problem, the mechanic will also be able to have that replaced for you.

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. Q: Car shaking when slowing down.

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: Shaking, not knocking

If the car is shaking even while in park this suggests that it is related to the engine running poorly and not anything related to the drive train. Depending on the severity of the shaking this may be related to...

Q: 2000 ford escort zx2 automatic transmission slipping.Unplugged connector right below the neutral saftey switch now it shifts why?

The connector involves devices in the transmission control circuit, such as the throttle position sensor, that determine shift speeds. By disconnecting the connector you took out of the picture a device or devices that is probably malfunctioning and, while connected,...

Q: Loud clunking when shifting from drive into park

Hi. There is a service bulletin from Kia for that exact description if your car is 4WD. It describes a sharp metallic ping when shifting from P to D and D to R. The repair is removing the rear driveshaft...

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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...