Q: Engine shaking after put in gear

asked by on

Im not a car guy at all even though i have fixed some problems myself. I got in my car today to go to work and when i started it it was idling at about 2000 rpms which is a little higher than usual. After about a minute it went back down to normal idle but when i put it in gear the engine was shaking pretty bad and the check engine light came on . It is past due for an oil change. Could this be the issue or is it something else.

My car has 132000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If you fixed a couple problems yourself I first want to commend you on that because you have to be some type of car guy to do so. I highly doubt an oil change will be the cause for your engine stumble. There’s likely another issue going on that needs attention such as a misfire. If your vehicle has a misfire it will stumble or feel as if it is shaking when the engine is running. A misfire would also trigger a check engine light code so it will be necessary to scan the computer of your Subaru and see exactly what that code is. You may have the codes scanned but not properly diagnosed at AutoZone or Advanced Auto. But if you want to have your computer scanned and your vehicle properly diagnosed then you will most likely need a technician. The technicians we have here at Yourmechanic are mobile. They will diagnose and repair your vehicle, usually on the same day of the appointment. The staff is friendly so I’m sure one wouldn’t mind showing you exactly what the problem is and what needs to be done to fix it while they’re doing the repair. You can get a cost for the diagnosis of your vehicle along with an oil change here. https://www.yourmechanic.com

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. Engine shaking after put in gear

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: Transmission temperature sensor is acting up. Can it be changed?

Your vehicle should have an AODE / 4R70W transmission and the transmission temperature sensor is located on the Valve Body (brain) in the oil pan. Remove the transmission oil pan and drain out the oil. Remove the oil filter and...

Q: Gasket sealer required for water pump and thermostat? 1992 Subaru Legacy

Hi there - no, gasket sealer should not be required. the thermostat should come with an o-ring, and the water pump should come with a paper-like gasket. Neither should require gasket sealant as long as the o-ring and gasket are...

Q: Thinking of buying a different car. I found one online and took it for a test drive. It has a few concerns. Is it worth investing?

Hi there. With the problems that you have mentioned, this could be an expensive fix, depending on what is wrong with the clicking sound and what is wrong with the transmission. The clicking sound is more of a CV Shaft...

Related articles

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...
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...
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...