Q: Engine shaking when turned on. Steady Check Engine light.

asked by on January 05, 2016

Hi there. Though there are many reasons that this can occur on your car, most of the time it is caused because of a worn out spark plug or failing ignition coil. Since the check engine light is on you would need to https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/75-point-safety-inspection. This will help to determine where to start with the diagnosis. You should enlist the help of a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic.com, who has the diagnostic equipment and knowledge to do this.

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

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

Shifting issues, grinding noise. 2013 Scion FR-S

Hello. One option would be to adjust your clutch pedal or have it adjusted by a professional. It is also possible that there is a problem with the clutch slave cylinder. When this part is faulty it will cause a...

Sporadically overheating

Hi There, It sounds like you may possibly have a blown head gasket, but performing a compression test will certainly help to narrow this down. A compression test will indocate how much compression (PSI) is present in each cylinder. If...

Smoke from the hood - 1996 Ford Mustang

Hello there. You will need to see if the engine valve covers are leaking oil and running back on the exhaust or if the transmission is leaking oil onto the exhaust near the dipstick tube where it goes in the...

Related articles

P0421 OBD-II Trouble Code: Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
P0421 Code Definition Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) What the P0421 code means The P0421 code means that...
P004E OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger/Supercharger Boost Control “A” Circuit Intermittent/Erratic
P004E means that there is an electrical malfunction with the turbocharger or supercharger boost control due to a leak, or a stuck westgate.
P2068 OBD-II Trouble Code: Fuel Level Sensor “B” Circuit High
P2068 P2068 trouble code definition Fuel Level Sensor “B” Circuit High What the P2068 code means This code indicates the fuel level sensor is indicating a higher than expected voltage. The higher the value the more fuel is in the...