Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car is making a vibrating/shaking noise

asked by on

I just had my car inspected for the state safety inspection. As a result, I had my RF Motor Mount and Transmission Mount changed. My car was suddenly quieter than it had been in a while, but my air conditioner suddenly stopped working. A few days later, it started making noise again, but it's not as severe as it was before. At first I thought something was scraping the tire, but I don't see anything. The sound is getting worse, and now the steering wheel occasionally vibrates when I accelerate. Could something have gone wrong with the motor mount?

My car has 152000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. Sometimes when a...

Hi, thanks for writing in. Sometimes when a motor mount is damaged, it will mask issues with other components on the vehicle. Although I'm not there to physically inspect your vehicle, my suspicion is that you may have damage to the wheel bearings or front end suspension components that are causing the vibration as you accelerate. A good idea would be to contact one of our local mechanics who can test drive your vehicle and diagnose the source of your shaking issues, so they can recommend the right course of action.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car shudders sometimes when I'm changing speeds.

The problem you are experiencing is most likely an internal transmission clutch failure. You should be very concerned. The transmission could potentially fail completely at anytime. This is a common problem with your vehicle as well as the fiesta. The...

Q: Transfer case making grinding noise

Hello. A grinding sound from the transfer case on this truck is an indication of an internal chain failure. This happens often on this vehicle. I will typically drain the fluid from the transfer case and see if there is...

Q: Hi. I have a question about brake/rotor replacement on my 2005 Honda Element.

The front and rear brake pads are a different part and should not be rotated even if they were the same. This is the first time I have heard anyone say this in my 35 years as a master mechanic....

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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.