Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car vibrating after I heard a loud noise while using the brakes in reverse.

asked by on

Last week I went in reverse and when I used the brake I heard a loud noise. My brakes are still good, but since then the car is not drivable. It is vibrating a lot.

A: It sounds like something may have broken in...

It sounds like something may have broken internally within the transmission. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a transmission expert to get to the bottom of the issue. If brake applications still feel normal, but the vehicle vibrates while driving, this could be a transmission issue. I would also still have the technician have a look at your brakes and suspension systems to ensure proper function. The only way to know for sure what happened would be to take a good look at all parts involved and check for anything broken.

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: Front passenger wheel making noise

Hello. To properly diagnose a noise, the noise will need to be replicated in the presence of a mechanic. By your description it could be the brakes or a wheel bearing. Both which are important to the drivability of the...

Q: abs and brakes lights cane on

Hello. This may be related to faulty wheel speed sensors which are located at each of the four wheels. These sensors monitor wheel speed which is relayed to the ABS system. When the ABS system detects an abnormal speed for...

Q: Shaking at the front end of the car

Saturn became aware of a vibration like you are describing on many of their vehicles and designed a fix for it more than 10 years ago. The fix is described in Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 00-T-57A. It calls for installing...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...