Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car won't go over 35 mph without shaking severely.

asked by on

I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla, it works smoothly on the streets, but I noticed when I get it on the freeway and I go over 35 mph it starts shaking. One time my mother was on her way to the freeway and the wheel went out of her control it just went to the left out of nowhere. What car parts do I need to buy to fix this problem?

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

It sounds like you have a tire problem. A tire can develop a flat spot and/or a pull at any given time. Cross rotate the front tires and test drive. If the vehicle pulls to the right, then the tire on the right front is faulty and needs to be replaced. If there is no change; move the tires to the rear and drive again. If the vibration moves to the rear, then both of those tires need to be replaced. If there is still no change, inspect for a sticking caliper or loose steering/suspension parts. Safely raise the front of the vehicle with the parking brake set and a wheel chock installed. Perform a visual inspection of the suspension components and wiggle the front wheels back and forth to see if there is excessive movement. Any excessive movement needs to be addressed to avert a safety concern. I strongly suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts and a safety issue. Your Mechanic has several technicians that can assist you with a car shakes inspection.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car won't go over 35 mph without shaking severely.

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: Could this be a grounding issue or a switch issue?

Hi there. It's possible that you have a ground issue that is causing this electrical fault. It could also be a damaged relay. If you can't trace the source of this issue personally, you might want to have a professional...

Q: Tire seems low

Hi there. There are several reasons why a tire might appear to be low, when in fact it has the recommended air pressure. First and foremost, a tire is designed to have a foot print, or flat spot that maintains...

Q: Engine oil leak only when temperature goes below 12 degrees F.

Hello, Unfortunately, in extreme cold weather the fluids in your car are not thin enough in their cold state to be forced through internal seals, which can cause them to tear the seals. When this happens, various fluid leaks develop...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
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...