Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Severe vibration while pushing on the gas

asked by on

Any time I push on the gas my car vibrates so bad it is popping my hood every mile or two.

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

It looks like you’ve got a pretty serious vibration issue that is commonly caused by broken motor mounts if it’s severe enough to pop your front hood open. Before you continue driving your vehicle any further, you should have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is vibrating or shaking inspection; so they can pinpoint the source of your vibration and recommend the right 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!

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: how much would it cost for a fuel replacement ?

If you put diesel fuel in your vehicle I would strongly recommend to have it replaced. If you accidentally put premium gas in your vehicle when it only requires regular, you should be just fine with that and won't have...

Q: I installed a new fuel sending unit the gas tank is full and it shows empty when u take all gas out it shows full what could it be

It sounds like you put in an incorrect sending unit or it is defective and needs a replacement. The fuel sending unit will vary resistance from low to high resistance controlling the gauge. If the signal from the sending unit...

Q: My steering wheel in my 2004 chevy cavalier is tight and stiff

Make sure that your tires are not under inflated in the front. If there is adequate power steering fluid and the belt driving the pump pulley is properly tensioned, the output pressure of the pump should be measured. If the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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 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...