Q: I notice my car shakes a little when i accelerate from a full stop.

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Whenever I'm stopped and I accelerate even a little, I notice a very subtle shaking/shudder in my car. What could it be and is it dangerous?

My car has 83000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If the shudder only occurs slightly under acceleration then it typically is not a dangerous problem. Most of the time it is caused by a bad engine mount or an issue with a failing cv axle. If one of the mounts or if one of the axle joints are worn then this will occur. I usually put the vehicle in the air and check these parts for looseness and wear. If you are looking to have this shaking issue fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose and repair this.

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