Q: Shaking when gas pedal pressed

asked by on

The front end shakes violently, when you press the gas pedal, until it gets speed up to 60 or more, feels like left front, had it to many shops, been told bent rim, which was replaced, maybe tranny? Getting worse every time I drive it

My car has 12000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, it is not uncommon to have variations in higher mileage vehicles though they should not be this bad. A violent shaking would indicate a fault. The most common causes would be spark plugs and wires, fuel pressure issues, engine mounts, transmission mounts, or wheel balance. I’d suggest you get some assistance from a qualified technician who will be able to diagnose the shaking you’re experiencing and perform any repairs required.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Shaking when gas pedal pressed

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: Car chugs when warms up at accerleration

Hi there: Usually the symptoms you're describing are more related to a vacuum leak, worn out spark plugs, bad spark plug wires or issue with the ignition system. It's also possible that dirty air and fuel filters, mass air flow...

Q: Engine is shaking, pulsating or vibrating

Hello, thank you for writing in. The most common reason an engine is shaking or vibrating, is because there is a misfire happening inside the cylinders. This may be a sign of a spark issue, fuel issue, or air intake...

Q: What's a camshaft sensor do?

The camshaft position sensor reads a reluctor wheel on the camshaft and determines the location of the firing sequence from cylinder 1 to cylinder 6. The camshaft position sensor works in relation with the crankshaft position sensor to allow the...

Related articles

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...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...