Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Thumping and shaking noises - 2013 Jaguar XK

asked by on

I have some problems with the car that mostly occur when the engine is still cold, but also during driving outside at lower temperatures. It's a thumping noise that lasts shortly, accompanied with the shaking of the car. I can feel the shaking in the steering wheel. What could be the problem?

A: If you are feeling this "shaking"...

If you are feeling this "shaking" through the steering wheel as well as "seat of the pants", it is likely your tires. While siting overnight, especially in cold weather, they develop a short-term "flat spot" where the tire rests on the ground. Driving a bit warms the tire up, allowing it to "relax" and be round again. Vibration and shaking should go away. If not, have your tires checked at a reputable tire dealer you trust.

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: Station wagon sputters and hesitates

It will depend on the the fault that is stored causing the service engine soon light to be illuminated. Based on the description, I would suspect either an input sensor to the engine management system, such as an oxygen sensor,...

Q: What is the cost for full synthetic oil and filter change, lube vehicle, and top all fluids?

Billing question sent to CS for the cost for a full synthetic oil and filter change, lubricate the vehicle, and to top off all fluids

Q: Steering wheel hard to turn in 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Hi there. If it is hard to turn in either direction, then it may have a bad power steering pump. I typically start by checking the engine belt and the fluid in the reservoir. If these items are fine then...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...