Q: is it ok for 3 cylinder bmw 318i bmw car engine to look like it's shaking

asked by on

is it ok for 3 cylinder bmw 318i bmw car engine to look like it's shaking

My car has 26000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: On most vehicles, the engine will vibrate s...

On most vehicles, the engine will vibrate some at idle. Minor imbalances will cause the engine to shake some, but should not be noticeable while operating the vehicle. Major vibrations can be caused by misfires or broken engine mounts. If you feel as if the movement is abnormal, hire one of our mobile mechanics for a personal diagnosis of the shaking.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car shaking and trying to stall.

It sounds as though you have multiple problems. The shaking when braking is almost definitely warped brake rotors. Resurfacing, or replacing the brake rotors, as well as replacing the pads, should solve this. The jerking and lack of power under...

Q: Warning light still on

I am not sure that there is actually a problem. The warning indicator that was produced by the vehicle was likely in reaction to the wire being unplugged from the power distribution box. When a trouble code is stored it...

Q: Engine misfires and check engine light is always on

It’s always a good idea to pull over and turn off your vehicle when the check engine light is blinking. A blinking check engine light usually means there is a severe misfire in one or more of the cylinders. Most...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
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.