Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: When stopped in Drive, the car vibrates. You can especially hear and feel the vibration mostly in the back of the car 2002 Infiniti I35

asked by on

when parked in drive, you can feel a rough vibration, heard and felt mostly near the back of the car, this vibration goes away once the car is being driven

My car has 138000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello - I would be suspicious of an exhaust system hanger which has gone weak, and is allowing the exhaust to bump into the chassis at an idle. It is also possible that the fuel pump is wearing out, and the "chattering" that a worn fuel pump makes is transmitted through the fuel tank into the car. It would be easier to notice at a stoplight, but fades while driving as other road noise increases. I recommend a vibration and noise inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • When stopped in Drive, the car vibrates. You can especially hear and feel the vibration mostly in the back of the car 2002 Infiniti I35

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 been hearing a vibration in the back when accelerating it's almost like a clicking sound.

Hi there. The clicking sound/vibration in the rear of the vehicle upon acceleration could be, several possibilities. A loose wheel, a bad wheel bearing, a loose or broken suspension component. These are likely culprits but there are still more possibilities....

Q: Engine knock noise after changine alternator was replaced

Depending on the type of engine knock, this may simply be related to what is called "spark knock" which is a result of detonation due to using less than optimum octane fuel. A "spark knock" is the result of combustion...

Q: Hearing a clunking noise. Just had the suspension worked on.

Hi there. If this noise occurred right after these parts were replaced then they need to be double checked for looseness. It is also important to properly torque these parts while the vehicle is on the ground to keep them...

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...
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...
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.