Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine shaking violently.

asked by on

The engine is shaking violently. It doesn't stall, but it takes a little longer to go from a stop to first gear. It also rocks heavily while idling in park. I just replaced the transmission sensor and the fluids are new.

It sounds like you may have a broken motor mount and that can cause shifting problems as well. I would have a technician such as one from YourMechanic come out and inspect the motor and transmission mounts and replace them as needed.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My steering wheel will only go into a upright position and lock it won't go back down. Do you think this is the faulty way GM stee

Hi there. On your 2002 Cavalier, there are multiple components that must all work together to allow the tilt function to work correctly. The most common component that becomes damaged and only allows upward tilting is the pivoting section as...

Q: Loose tie rod

Hello, when you have shaking or loose feel in steering wheel that is a serious matter. The front suspension should be inspected completely. This involves lifting the vehicle up off the ground and doing a series of tests including load...

Q: Which 02 sensor do you replace if you're getting bad gas mileage

Hi there. That's a very good question. The one you replace is the one that is faulty, as both sensors work together to take measurements and reading of the fuel system and exhaust to fine-tune the fuel to air ratio....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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.