Q: When driving my car has begin to skip and also my car shakes when i get up to about 70 mph 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

asked by on February 03, 2017

My car is shaking when i drive 70 mph and also it is skipping can you help please

My car has 122000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi - the shaking you are experiencing could be caused by either an out-of-balance tire/wheel assembly, bent wheel, or a failed Constant Velocity (CV) joint in your front axle. If you feel the shaking directly in the steering wheel, the problem is a front tire/wheel. If you sense shaking through "seat-of-the-pants", it could be a rear tire/wheel, or a CV joint problem. As for the misfire, check for problem codes first, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. There are many possible causes for a misfire - worn spark plugs, weak ignition coil, fuel supply issue, etc. The problem code will provide guidance here. I recommend a vibration inspection to address the shake, and an engine misfiring inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose these problems, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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

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

The oil gage reads full over, even with the engine not running but ignition on.

The most common cause of the problem can be the oil pressure sender unit needs replaced and and the filter screen below it needs removed and cleaned. When the pressure sensor is removed you should have the oil pressure tested...

Car not starting after jumpstart

It sounds like your starter motor may have failed. I would recommend having your battery fully charged then load tested to ensure it functions properly. Once the battery is known to be good, have it reinstalled and try to start...

Truck is overheating even after replacements

Hello. It is possible that your heater core is clogged, which may cause a vehicle to overheat. It is also possible that after having other components replaced, there could be air trapped in the cooling system. This may cause a...

Related articles

Understanding Chevrolet Oil-Life Monitor (OLM) System and Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Chevrolet Oil Light Monitor system indicates when and what service your car needs.
How Can Problems with the Ignition System Cause Misfiring?
Misfires Misfires are never good, and they're always a sign that there’s a problem with the engine that needs to be repaired. The problem won’t “go away on its own” and waiting too long can cause the situation to grow...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Safety is #1
Maybe Maybe you’re a parent buying the first car for your teenager, or perhaps you’re a new parent and the safety of your little one is of the utmost importance. Or perhaps you're a safety-minded individual looking to make a...