Q: Why does my car give a kick back?

asked by on October 24, 2016

When I start the car it gives me a kick back sometimes and also before switching to second gear it gives me a kick also

My car has 10756 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Engine Mount Replacement $115.56 - $1715.27 Get a Quote

Hi there. The most common thing that I have seen that causes this on your vehicle is a bad engine mount. When one of these fails the engine can move when it is started or when shifting gears. When this occurs it is as if the engine tries to jump out of the vehicle. I usually inspect the mounts for excessive wear. If you want to have this kick back looked at, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose and repair the engine mounts on your car.

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

04 Avalanche "Battery Not Charging" even after new battery, alternator, ecm, and clean cables.

Confirm that there are no parasitic loads while the car is both idle and running. The grounding of the alternator should be checked. If grounded through the block, make sure all engine to body grounds are adequate. The actual output...

Cannot find fuel pressure regulator under the hood of my 2001 f150xl V6 4.2

The fuel pressure regulator is beneath the upper intake manifold. That manifold has to be removed to gain access. Once you remove the manifold, you will see the regulator connected to the fuel rail and one end of the regulator...

2010 jeep liberty a/c and heater

Despite your commands (dash versus defrost, etc.), if air is only blowing out of the defrost vents, but not the central dash vents, that means the blower door system is malfunctioning. The cause could be electrical or mechanical in nature....

Car is making a loud noise coming from the air box because when u apply a little pressure the noise goes away and I just got a new

Hello, thank you for writing in. You are absolutely heading in the right direction. If you were to look at a diagram of the filter housing you would see it simply runs to the vents up front. If you can...

After replacing the window regulator in my 2002 Ford Windstar the window goes up crooked.

Hi there. The window regulator is loose or the window is off the window regulator causing the window to go up crooked. Remove the door panel and check the window regulator and see if it's not mounted properly. If the...

Brake pads fixed, parking brake, car won't start.

If the parking brake warning light is on and yet the parking brake is disengaged, that typically means that the switch is stuck. If the warning light yo are seeing though relates to the brakes generally, that could mean the...

Noisy aircon

Hi there. Yes, a low refrigerant charge in the a/c system can cause the a/c compressor to make noise. The R-134a refrigerant is what carries the PAG oil throughout the a/c system. A low system charge, results in a lack...

Advice on buying an 2007 Infiniti G35 due to maintenance

As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Often times,...

I bought a vz commodore tow bar by mistake will it fit a bf ford can anyone help

Hello. If the tow bar is designed for a VZ Commodore it is not likely that it will be a direct fit for another vehicle. The two chassis do share a similar layout, however the mounting may differ, as they...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado
The The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is the perfect size pickup for running errands on the weekend and doing light duty chores around the yard. For those who don’t need a full size pickup, the Colorado offers almost everything a full...
Top Automotive News & Stories: October 1-7
BMW i5 images leak, an ultra-lux Jeep, hydrogen-fueled Colorado ZH2, Fisker's electric future, record plug-in sales, NHTSA Road to Zero, and more.
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alabama in 2012
2012 2012 was a great year in Alabama for auto manufacturing, but that wasn’t the only bright spot. Vehicle sales in Alabama were also robust in 2012. Nothing much changed in terms of the vehicle types that were most popular...