Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Shaking

asked by on

hi, i just buy new car, model chevy sonic 2013, and i just want to ask you about it, because i have problem with engin shaking even if i changed spark plug what the problem with this model of car??
My car has a manual transmission.

Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal idling RPM which may also cause the motor to shake or vibrate more than normal. This creates a loss of power that resonates throughout the motor additionally causing other problems with ignition and fuel timing. Anytime a misfire is caused, this causes an imbalance in the motor which will cause the motor to shake or vibrate. The other issue that may cause this type of shaking or vibration is a broken engine mount. Engine mounts are generally rubber mounted braces that hold the engine in place to the chassis of the car. When these break or become weak or faulty, this may cause the engine to vibrate heavily. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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

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 misfires in cylinder 7, replace spark plugs, trucks idles rough. 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

Hello - check first for problem codes, whether your Check Engine light is on or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for free on a "time-available" basis. If the misfire is still ignition-related, check plug wires, especially the...

Q: Will the failure of the fuel/air ratio sensor affect the starting of my wife's Toyota?

Hi there: The mass air flow sensor measures the amount of air that comes in and relays that information to the computer. This allows the air/fuel mixture to maintain the correct ratio for optimal performance. Usually the sensor is prone...

Q: Where is the fuel pressure sensor B located on a 2013 Dodge Ram longhorn 5.7 liter hemi located?

The sensor is located on the fuel rail on the driver side by the brake booster. If you need further assistance locating the fuel pressure sensor, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you....

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...
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.